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.
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 ...
Small Claims glossary of terms & forms (Small Claims Division of the Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo)
Definition of Terms (Traffic Division of the Superior Court of California, County of
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 ...
1) the judge, as in "The court rules in favor of the plaintiff. ... called Supreme Court
in New York) to hear felonies (crimes punished by state prison terms), estates, ...
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The Glossary of Terms was a project of the Former Trial Court Management
Committee. The National Association for Court Management extends its
Adjudication - Judgment rendered by the court after a determination of the issues.
Ad Litem - A Latin term meaning “for the purpose of the lawsuit.” For example ...