Unit Seven Mastery Two Assignment
For New Clients
Plaintiff- An individual or a group of people who bring a complaint against another party
Defendant- The person being arrested and accused of a crime
Complaint- A formal statement naming the plaintiff and the defendant and describing the nature of the lawsuit
Summons- A document that informs a person or group of a lawsuit against them and orders them to appear in court on a given date and time
Pleadings- The complaint and the answer together
Pretrial conference- a meeting called by a judge between both parties in a civil case to help clarify differences between the two sides
Mediation- The use of a third party, called a mediator, who encourages both sides in a dispute to continue negotiating and often makes suggestions for resolving the dispute
Arbitration- Is when a person acts like a judge and makes decision that is binding for both parties.
Trial- a formal examination of evidence before a judge, and typically before a jury, in order to decide guilt in a case of criminal or civil proceedings.
Preponderance of evidence-
Verdict- the jury's decision
Appeal- apply to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.