Module 7 Mastery Assignment 2

By: Sabrina

Vocabulary

plaintiff-a person who brings a case against another in a court of law

defendant-an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law

complaint-a statement that a situation is unsatisfactory or unacceptable

summons-an order to appear before a judge or magistrate, or the writ containing it

pleadings-the action of making an emotional or earnest appeal to someone

pretrial conference- a meeting of the parties to a case conducted prior to trial

mediation-a written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject

arbitration-the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute

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-the greater weight of the evidence required in a civil lawsuit for the trier of fact

verdict-a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest

appeal-apply to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court