up before somebody/something
up before (someone or something)
Standing, appearing, or presented in front of someone or something, especially a person or body of authority. He was brought up before the judge for yet another misdemeanor. I have to go up before a panel of professors to defend my thesis.
*up before someone
Fig. standing in front of someone to receive something. (Especially in front of a judge. *Typically: be ~; come ~; stand ~.) Have you been up before me before? I have never been up before any judge.