The real estate attorneys at Schorr Law have experience representing both landlords and tenants at trial. Almost every unlawful detainer courtroom we have been in throughout Los Angeles County and Riverside County follow the same general procedure. First the court will take role. Unlike ordinary courtrooms the Court generally does not allow the attorneys or the parties to check in with the clerk they usually prefer a more school like role call session. Second, the judge will sometimes take the bench and make a few remarks or the clerk will give a speech about the unlawful detainer process. Third, the parties will be ordered to go into the hallway to show each other their exhibits and negotiate a possible settlement. Finally, the parties will come back into the court room and either enter their settlement into the record via a stipulation or inform the court that they are ready for trial.
We cannot understate importance of being prepared for your unlawful detainer and understanding each step in the process. For example, on the day of trial our eBook can help you best be prepared to negotiate your case in the hallway. We include a checklist of things to consider when negotiating and finalizing a settlement agreement. Our attorneys are also able to appear at trial and try the case for you. For more information contact us or visit us at www.schorr-law.com.