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L&Y Ch 5 and 6 Vocab

C 5 & 6 vocabulary

defendant person defending themselves either in a criminal trial or civil trial
Judge Individual presiding over a trial
How do judges get their jobs? Can be appointed or elected
Jury Men and Women selected to hear both sides of a trial to determine the truth
Lawyer Person who has studied law and is hired to represent a person or persons
Parties The two sides involved in a trial
Plaintiff Individual or side accusing someone else of wrongdoing
Witness Person being asked questions by lawyers during the trial
U.S. Supreme Court Highest court in the United States
What are the judges of the Supreme Court called? Justices
How do Supreme Court Justices get their jobs? Appointed by the President - Approved by the Senate
Retainer Kind of a down payment made to hire a lawyer
Contingency situation that we don't know the outcome
Contingency fee Amount paid to a lawyer once a case is settled - and his/her side wins
Flat fee a specific total fee for a simple, specific job.
disbarred take away a lawyers license to practice law
Another term for lawyer Attorney
Created by: ackermanb



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