Do court clerks take it upon themselves to make "innocent" mistakes not in your favor when assisting you/processing your stuff?
I’m foraying into some pro se use of the judicial system and in two out of two occasions, I’ve encountered clerks who have made errors when assisting me at the window. One stamped the wrong date on my filing and the other handed me an information packet with a form pertinent to a plaintiff instead of a defendant, which is most obviously what I would be in this case.
If it matters, I was never confrontational with them and always matter-of-fact and polite.
I gave the first incident the benefit of the doubt, and it really didn’t matter all that much anyway, but now that it’s happened twice, I’m wondering aloud.