The Guide for New Lawyers

By: Spencer Reece

What to expect

lots of work and hours
lots of give and take
lots of school and money to pay for it

Words to know to be a lawyer

plaintiff: a person who brings the case against another in court
defendant: the person accused of the crime in court
complaint: a lawsuit
summon: where you are called to court as a defendant or witness
pleadings: making an appeal
pretrial conference: conference before you go into court
mediation: intervention
arbitration: a dispute is solved
trial: examination before the court makes a decision
preponderance of evidence: evidence required in a civil case
verdict: the decision of the court( guilty or not guilty)
appeal: when you apply to a higher court for another trial