A friend of mine is suing someone. I (and others) witnessed all of the violations that are claimed, but I'm unable to attend the hearing in person for various reasons (mainly that I've moved out of state).
I'm writing a statement for my friend to present in the case, and wasn't sure how to address it. My plan was to use
To Whom It May Concern
To All Interested Parties:
To the court
Dear <Judge's Name>,
Your honor, complainants, respondents, and witnesses:
But I don't know that any of these are considered appropriate. Most likely I will choose the first.
What is the standard form of address in written statements to be presented during civil proceedings? Also, who is actually being addressed here?