an attorney's written argument presented to an appeal court, setting forth a statement of the law as it should be applied to the client's facts
a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies
someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
associate circuit court
court that hears minor criminal cases, state traffic offenses, and lawsuits involving amounts no more than $25,000
an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
court of record
accurate, detailed report of what went on at trial
Authority of a court to hear a wide range of cases
a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice
Individuals over 13 and under 18 years of age who have special status under the criminal law
to try in court; to engage in legal proceedings
a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
city courts, usually divided into traffic and criminal divisions
the authority to hear cases for the first time
a court having jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates
small claims court
civil court that people may use to settle disputes involving small amounts of money
is the courts' jurisdiction only on certain types of cases such as bankruptcy, family matters, etc
a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
the first court before which the facts of a case are decided
writ of certiorari
a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case
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