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Argyll Law 3 LH

A record of what went on at trial Transcript
The court in which a dispute is first heard Trial Court
Written arguments on the issues of law, submitted by the opposing attorneys Appellate Briefs
Reviews decisions of lower courts when a party claims an error of law was made during the lower court's proceeding Appellate Court
Can hear almost any kind of case General Jurisdiction
Keeps an exact account of what goes on at trial Court of Record
Usually divided into traffic and nontraffic divisions Municipal Courts
Many people decide to quickly, or to allow a court to resolve their disputes Litigate
Develops a situation acceptable to both sides of the dispute Mediator
Usually holds an informal hearing to determine what happened Arbitrator
Can be defined as a government forum that administers justice under the law Court
Trail court will then apply what it selects as the appropriate law to the facts to reach a decision in a case Verdict
Two levels of Courts Trail And Appellate Court
The power to make these initial decisions of fact and law Original Jurisdiction
Hears only one specific type of case Specialized Jurisdiction
Last court that hears the case Writ of Certiorari
Minor individual suits would not often be heard Small Claims Courts
To carry out this policy, have been set up Juvenile Courts
The lower Courts Associate Circuit Courts or Count Courts
Courts that administer wills and estate to accomplish the task Probate Courts
Created by: LVHaney