Law Firm Guide

Cameron Jackson

The MOST IMPERATIVE things to know and understand

Plaintiff- person who brings a case against another in a court of law
Defendant-
individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law
Complaint-
statement that a situation is unsatisfactory or unacceptable
Summons-
order to appear before a judge
Pleading-
formal statement of the cause of an action or defense
Pretrial Conference-
meeting of judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be represented to the jury
Mediation-
intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it
Arbitration-
use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute
Trial-
examination of evidence before a judge
Verdict-
decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or and inquest

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