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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 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 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 ...

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  ...

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  ...

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 ...

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  ...

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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 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!