presides over the courtroom, decides questions of law
a person who starts a lawsuit; only in Civil Court
A person who is being sued or accused of breaking the law
4 years of college, plus 3 years of law school, plus pass the bar exam = lawyer
The lawyer who represents the state in a criminal trial. This lawyer must show that the defendant committed a crime.
The person who call the court to order and swears in witnesses.
The person who protects the courtroom.
A group of people who listen to the evidence at a trial and decide if the law has been broken. 12 in criminal court. 6 in civil court.
Leader of jury. Gives verdict.
A person who comes to court to tell the truth and talk about what they have seen or heard.
doctor, CSI, or other expert who testifies on their area of expertise.
Teacher, coach, friend, or family member who testifies about the defendant's honest and goodness.
Testifies about what they have seen or heard.
The person who types everything said in court into a machine.
(law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision