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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 - 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  ...



Jan 6, 2017 ... TERM, STARTS, ENDS. 1<sup>1</sup>, Tuesday January 3, Sunday January 29. 2, Monday January 30, Sunday February 26. 3, Monday February 27 ...

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 ...

Lower Appellate Courts - N.Y. State Courts


Jun 9, 2014 ... Appellate Terms of the Supreme Court have been established in the First and Second Departments to hear appeals from civil and criminal ...

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 Glossary | Learn | Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania


Public calling of the causes at commencement of a court term. .... Three five-year terms served consecutively impose a 15-year sentence. Also called cumulative ...

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 ...

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!