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Argylls Law 3 BB

Highest Federal Court U.S. Supreme Court
Court Government Forum that administrates law
Litigate Allow courts to settle disputes
mediator a person who tries to settle a dispute in a way that is good for both sides
arbitrator Decides a solution and has power to take legal action to enforce it
Trial Court Hears witnesses testify and reviews other pertinent evidence
verdict decision
Original jurisdiction the type of jurisdiction trial courts have
Appellate courts reviews decisions of lower courts
transcript a verbatim record ow what happened at the trial
Appellate Briefs written arguments on the issues of law
General Jurisdiction Has jurisdiction on almost any type of case
Specialized Jurisdiction hears one specific type of case
Writ of certiorari compels lower courts to turn over the record of the case to the supreme court
Court of record keeps an exact account of what goes at trial
associate circuit courts/ County Courts Hear minor criminal cases
municipal courts divided into traffic or non-traffic divisions
small claims courts handle disputes where low amount of money is being disputed
juvenile courts Where juveniles are allowed their full right to trial
Probate courts administer wills and estates
Created by: Brockton42