Sunday, April 05, 2020
     

KANSAS GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY'S EXECUTVE ORDER 20-16  Statewide "stay home" order unless performing an essential activity (read the order for details)

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE:  2nd Confirmed Positive Case in Marion County

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.

 
THE MARION COUNTY COURTHOUSE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED  to public walk-in traffic

PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  Pursuant to KS Governor Order 20-16, in-person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/639484901 or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901#.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.

Tips for Testifying in Court


Witnesses naturally feel apprehensive about their first appearance in court because they do not know what to expect. The following suggestions should help you prepare for your court appearance:

  • You will be asked to take an oath to tell the truth. Remember the seriousness of this oath during the entire time you are testifying. If you willfully fail to tell the truth while testifying, you will be subject to penalties for perjury.
  • Simply tell the truth.
  • Listen carefully to the questions and answer slowly and clearly.
  • Answer only the questions asked. Do not offer additional information or opinions unless asked.
  • Do not exaggerate.
  • Do not lose your temper. Be courteous.
  • If you can't answer a question with a yes or no, you should say so.
  • If your answer was not correctly stated, correct it immediately.
  • If an attorney objects to a question, wait until the judge indicates whether you should give an answer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately.

It is natural to be nervous. Take a few deep breaths to calm yourself and try to avoid nervous mannerisms.