Ch 3 Vocab

February 5, 2018 Off By admin
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appellate brief written argument on the issues of law submitted by opposing attorneys
appellate court reviews decisions of lower courts to determine if a significant error of law was made during trial
arbitrator independent third party who develops a binding and enforceable resolution to a dispute
associate circuit court court that hears minor criminal cases, state traffic offenses, and lawsuits involving amounts of no more than $25,000
court governmental forum that administers justice under the law
court of record accurate, detailed report of what went on at a trial
general jurisdiction court that can hear almost any kind of case
juvenile court a court of law responsible for the trial or legal supervision of children under 18 years of age
litigate to place a dispute before a court of law for resolution
mediator independent third party who tries to develop a non-binding solution acceptable to both sides of a dispute
municipal court city court, usually divided into civil and traffic divisions
original jurisdiction power to hear the case in full for the first time
probate court administers wills and estates
small claims court state courts that handle disputes in which small amounts, usually $2,500 or less, are involved
specialized jurisdiction court that hears only one specific type of case
transcript verbatim record of what went on at trial
trial court first court to hear a dispute
verdict jury's decision in a case
writ of certiorari order to a lower court to produce the record of a case for the Supreme Court to review