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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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Court Terms - MassLegalHelp


"Filing a case" is starting the case in court. You start a case by filling out papers for the right kind of case and giving them to the clerk in the court. A Complaint is a  ...

Why the Supreme Court Needs Term Limits - The Atlantic


May 22, 2014 ... The best solution to the increasingly politicized and unseasoned Court is to limit justices to 18-year terms.

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)

Glossary: Common military court terms | Reporters Committee for ...


Glossary: Common military court terms. Article 32 Hearing: preliminary hearing where a convening authority determines whether enough evidence is present to  ...

Glossary of Legal Terms : SCOTUSblog


Amicus curiae brief: "Friend of the court" brief; a brief filed by a person, group, or entity that is not a party to the case but nonetheless wishes to provide the court ...

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Glossary of Legal Terms - New York State Unified Court System


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. A. acknowledgment: the act of going before a qualified officer (e.g., Clerk) and declaring the validity of the  ...

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!