I already wrote a blog in this years challenge about the person, non living that was involved with the courthouse as a Probate Judge, and that was under week 4, Person I'd Most Like to Meet...so that just leaves me and I won't be blogging about that. Too much information. So my response is only going to be here on #WikiTree.
I've had a couple of occasions to go to court for myself...one after I ran away from home the first time, again after I ran away from home the second time, but that was to get me off the probation I was kept on longer than I was suppose to have been (for my protection from my parents), for my first divorce, because there was a child involved, and I learned that in "Pro Per" meant representing myself. I had two other court appearances that I'm not going to go into detail about, but the charges were dropped in both of those proceedings (concurrently). I had a traffic ticket I didn't pay, then forgot about that I got arrested for that I was going to fight (long story), but in the end I just told the District Attorney (that I had to see before the hearing) that I would just pay the fine, but because of the circumstances involved, and I had since resolved the issue that got me the ticket in the first place, the charges were dropped.
I've also appeared in court a couple of times to keep an abusive person in jail. Worked two out of three times, but the third time, because the person he was beating on wouldn't testify, for fear of retribution, they dismissed the case.
I've had jury duty twice. Once in California, but was dismissed because I had a problem with the way the Sheriff's department handled things with me personally on something unrelated, and once here in Virginia, but was excused because the sound system in the court was as loud as it could be and I couldn't hear most of what the Judge said...turned out I had an ear infection, but didn't know that until later, the other case I was dismissed, but I can't remember why.
Hopefully this is enough for this weeks challenge.
Added: I almost forgot, long before I started working on my family tree, I went to the courthouse to look up something that someone had told me. Found out they lied to me, and also discovered that there was a warrant out for their arrest in relation to what they lied to me about.