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appellate brief
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
appellate court
a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies
arbitrator
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
court
an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
court of record
accurate, detailed report of what went on at trial
general jurisdiction
Authority of a court to hear a wide range of cases
justice
a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice
juveniles
Individuals over 13 and under 18 years of age who have special status under the criminal law
litigate
to try in court; to engage in legal proceedings
mediator
a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
municipal court
city courts, usually divided into traffic and criminal divisions
original jurisdiction
the authority to hear cases for the first time
probate court
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
special jurisdiction
is the courts' jurisdiction only on certain types of cases such as bankruptcy, family matters, etc
transcript
a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
trial court
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