Module 7 Mastery Assignment

by- Danielle Arrington


a person who brings a cases against another in a court of law


a formal legal document that lays out the facts of the case and the reason behind the lawsuit to the court.


a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense


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


an application to a higher court for a decision to be reversed

preponderance of evidence

the greater weight of the evidence required in a civil (non-criminal) lawsuit for the trier of fact (jury or judge without a jury) to decide in favor of one side or the other.


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


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


intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration.


a mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something.


the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.

pretrial conference

a meeting of the parties to a case conducted prior to trial