Your Journey Through The Courtroom
Some basic must-know vocabulary
In each court case, there are terms you will come across and must know. Here are some of them :
The plaintiff - the person who makes a case against someone.
The defendant - the person accused.
A complaint - charges a person with the crime.
A summons - an order to appear in court.
Pleadings - a formal statement to explain an action.
A pretrial conference - held before the trial to define the issues to be argued.
Mediation- an explanation about thoughts on a subject.
Arbitration - The use of a courtroom to settle disputes.
A trial - the courtroom proceeding to resolve an issue.
Prepondenerance of evidence - in which the most convincing evidence is considered, not the quantity.
The verdict- the sentence the jury gives.
Appeal - when the defendant feels that the courtroom has not been just, they can demand an appeal and have the case examined by another court.