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Glossary of Legal Terms | United States Courts


A. Acquittal. A jury verdict that a criminal defendant is not guilty, or the finding of a judge that the evidence is insufficient to support a conviction. Active judge.

Glossary of Legal Terms - Law Libraries - NY State Courts


appeal: a proceeding to have a case examined by an appropriate higher court to see if a lower court's decision was made correctly according to law.

Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Court


Dec 16, 2003 ... Abstract of judgment - An official copy of the contents of a civil judgment. Abstract of conviction - An official copy of the contents of a criminal or ...

Glossary | National Association for Court Management


The Glossary of Terms was a project of the Former Trial Court Management Committee. The National Association for Court Management extends its appreciation ...

The Court and Its Procedures - Supreme Court of the United States


A Term of the Supreme Court begins, by statute, on the first Monday in October. Usually Court sessions continue until late June or early July. The Term is divided  ...

A Crippled Supreme Court's New Term - The New York Times


Oct 3, 2016 ... In this chaotic climate, it can be easy to forget that the Supreme Court, which begins a new term on Monday, remains without a ninth justice ...

Glossary of Legal Terms — Judicial Education Center


A glossary for the New Mexico Judiciary of commonly used legal terms. ... The Probate Court Glossary can be found in Chapter 12 of the Probate Judges Manual ...

October Term 2016 : SCOTUSblog


Issue(s): Whether the Fifth Circuit imposed an improper and unduly burdensome Certificate of Appealability (COA) standard that contravenes this Court's ...

Glossary of Legal Terms : SCOTUSblog


CVSG: When the Court is deciding whether to grant certiorari in a case and ... Remand: The term "remand" means "to send back," and refers to a decision by the ...

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Glossary of Terms & Forms - San Mateo County Superior Court


Small Claims glossary of terms & forms (Small Claims Division of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo)

Legal Terms Glossary | USAO | Department of Justice


The Legal Terms Glossary defines over 100 of the most common legal terms in ... appeal - A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of ...

Legal Dictionary | Law.com


ALM's Law.com online Real Life Dictionary of the Law. The easiest-to-read, most user-friendly guide to legal terms. Use it free!