LAWS LAW FIRM
By Katherine Laws
Are you a client in need of a law firm? Laws is where you should be! This brochure will guide you through anything you need to know to have a smoother ride through your court case.
Here's what you need to know about civil law, which refers to when an individual or group takes action opposing another individual or group:
A trial is what is held when a lawsuit is filed. It refers to a presentation before a court of people in which two teams of people present their sides of the story. At the end of the hearing, a judge or a jury will make a decision on how justice will be served.
A plaintiff is the individual or group in a civil case that files the lawsuit. They are generally not happy with what has happened, given that they are the ones that were physically harmed by the given situation.
The defendant refers to the person or group that action is being taken against. Usually, they are the cause of the situation that occurred or had a large part in the initiation of it.