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Words and Actions You'll Need To Know About.
Defendant- The person being accused of doing something ex. you
Trial- a formal examination of evidence in front of a judge
Complaint- Basically a document stating the facts of the case (You'll have one of these)
Verdict- A judgement or decision made
Appeal- Apply to a higher court for a review of your case, basically another try.
Vocabulary That You May Not Know
Pleadings- Where a party submits their claims and defenses so you are sticking up for yourself.
Mediation-A way of solving disputes between to parties.
Arbitration- Alternate dispute resolution
Preponderance of Evidence- The set of evidence you need for your case.
Pre-Trial Conference- Basically a meeting before the actual trial to get other things settled for the case that will not be settled during the actual trial.