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B-Law Chap 3

Vocab

TermDefinition
Litigate Take a dispute to court.
Mediator Independent 3rd party who may be able to help two disputing parties reach a solution. Not legally binding.
Arbitrator Independent 3rd party who holds an informal hearing to determine what happened. Decision is legally binding.
Trial Court The court in which a dispute is first heard.
Verdict Decision in a case.
Appellate Court Court that reviews decisions of lower courts when a party claims an error was made during the lower court's proceeding.
Court Reporter Keeps an exact account of what goes on at trial.
County Court Lower courts that hear minor criminal cases and lawsuits that involve less than $25,000.
Municipal Court Courts that administer city ordinances.
Small Claims Court Court that handles minor disputes generally less than $2,500.
Juvenile Court Courts that hear cases involving young people between the ages of 13 and 18.
Probate Court Court that administers Wills and Estates.
Created by: Knuddar