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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 ...

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 of Legal Terms - New York State Unified Court System


A non-party to a proceeding that the Court permits to present its views. ... district for trial, though the term may also apply to the removal of a suit from one court to  ...

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!

Know the words they use at court - MassLegalHelp


It is important to learn what the words you will hear at court mean. "Filing a case" is ... A Complaint is a form that you fill out to say what you want the court to do and why. There is a ... Court Terms · Filing a case · "Automatic Restraining Order" ?

Glossary of Legal Terms — Judicial Education Center


A glossary for the New Mexico Judiciary of commonly used legal terms. ... Arraignment - Appearance of the defendant in criminal court to be advised of rights ...

Self-Help Glossary - selfhelp - California Courts


abstract of judgment Summary of the court's final decision. ...... execute: (1) To carry out all terms of a contract or court order; (2) to sign (a document); (3) to kill.