flash cards

chapter 3

Term Definition
juvenile courts in these courts the juvenile is entitled to his or her full constitutional rights
probate court administers wills and estates
small claims courts state courts that handle disputes in which small amounts, generally $2,500 or less, are involved
municipal court city court, usually divided into traffic and criminal divisions
associate circuit court court that hears minor criminal cases, state traffic offenses, and lawsuits involving of no more than $25,000
court of record accurate, detailed report of what went on at trial
writ of certiorari order to a lower court to produce the record of a case for the Supreme Court to review
special jurisdiction court that hears only one specific type of case
general jurisdiction court that can hear almost any kind of case
appellate brief written argument on the issues of law submitted by opposing attorneys
transcript verbatim record of what went on at trial
appellate court reviews decisions of lower courts to determine if a significant error of law was made during trial
original jurisdiction power to hear the case in full for the first time
verdict jury's decision in a case
trial court first court to hear a dispute
court governmental forum that administers justice under the law
arbitrator independent third party who develops a binding and enforceable resolution to a dispute
mediator independent third party who tries to develop a non-binding solution acceptable to both sides of a dispute
litigate to resolve disputes in court
There is an difference between mediation and arbitration True or False True

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