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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.

Common Legal Words - CT Judicial Branch


Amicus Curiae brief: A Latin term meaning “friend of the court.” An Amicus Curiae brief is filed by someone who is not a party to a case but has an interest in its ...

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.

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!

Legal Term Glossary - Dane County Clerk of Courts


NOTE: Terms are specifically for use in Wisconsin and Dane County legal ... Acquit: A court judgment determining a defendant not guilty in a criminal trial.

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  ...

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" ?

Legal Glossary | Learn | Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania


To run away or hide from the jurisdiction of the court in order to avoid legal proceedings. .... Public calling of the causes at commencement of a court term.

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 ...

Small Claims Glossary of Terms & Forms - San Mateo


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

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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 ...