Procedures of a Civil Case
-Plaintiff: A plaintiff is the person who brings the case against another in a court of law.
-Defendant: The defendant is the person being accused of a crime.
So maybe you are the plaintiff or maybe you're the defendant.
-Complaint: A complaint is any form of legal document that sorts out the facts and legal reasons that the filing party believes are sufficient to support a claim against the other party.
This is the document that explains why the plaintiff is filing the civil case.
-Summons: An order to appeal before a judge or magistrate.
-pleadings: A pleading is the action of making an earnest appeal to someone; A formal statement that states the cause of an action.
-Pretrial conference: A pretrial is the meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury.
This is basically a meeting on what they should inform the jury of.
-Mediation: This is simply a intervention in a dispute in order to help resolve it.
-Arbitration: This is the technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts.
-preponderance: Is the decision to decide in favor of one side or another.
-Verdict: The verdict is the decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case.
The verdict is the end result of the case.
-Appeal: An appeal is an application to a higher court for the reversal on the decision of the lower court.
An appeal is a form that is saying you weren't happy with the decision of the lower court and that you want the higher court to go over your case in the hope of a different outcome.