The Civil Court

The perfect guide for all new clients

Being part of the law firm

  • In the law firm you are able to be a plaintiff, this is the person who brings a case against another in a court of law.
  • Defendants are the people convicted of the crime.
  • You are also able to create a document called a complaint, which sets out the facts and legal reasons.
  • As a member of the law firm, you can summon suspects which is when you order them to appear before a judge.
  • Pleadings, a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense, are very important in the law firm.
  • Pretrial Conferences are meetings of the judge and the lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury.
  • Mediation is a way of resolving disputes with two or more parties.
  • A technique called arbitration resolves disputes outside of the courts.
  • The trial is a key thing in the law firm. Trials are where people get together and discuss if the suspect is guilty or innocent in a case of criminal or civil proceedings.
  • The preponderance of evidence is the greater weight of the evidence required in a civil lawsuit to decide in favor of one side or the other.
  • Verdicts are decisions on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case.
  • In some cases you may have to appeal, which is when you apply to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of the lower court.