K&J Law Firm

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We will show you common terms used in the field of law so that you can understand how everything works.

Law Terms:

Plaintiff- a person who brings a case against another in a court of law.

Civil law- the system of law concerned with private relations between members of a community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs.

Arbitration- the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.

Pretrial Conference- A meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury, to review evidence and witnesses, to set a timetable, and to discuss the settlement of the case.

Pleadings- a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense.

Mediation- A settlement of a dispute or controversy by setting up an independent person between two contending parties in order to aid them in the settlement of their disagreement.

Summons- serve (someone) with a summons.

Complaint- the plaintiff's reasons for proceeding in a civil action.

Defendant- an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.

Verdict- a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal

case or an inquest (guilty or not guilty)

Appeal- apply to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.