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  • What is appeal?

    Appeal refers to an action that the losing party at a trial takes after receiving unfavourable judgment. The losing party can appeal to a higher court and ask it to review the trial's judge's decision...

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  • What is appearance (legal)?

    Appearance refers to the act of coming to a court and appearing before a judge for a trial or a motion...

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  • What is bail bond?

    As sometimes people who are accused of a crime do not have enough funds to pay for a bail, bail bonds can be used as a payment method. The accused would buy the bail bond from a specialized bondsman f...

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  • What is a pleading?

    It is a formal statement that each party to a litigation makes when filing all the necessary documents. The pleading contains allegations, defences and any other relevant facts that the parties make t...

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  • What is precedent?

    Precedent refers to previous courts' decisions. These decisions often describe what the law is, how it applies in different situations, and are used by judges to adjudicate new cases.Precedents are al...

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  • What is battery?

    Battery is a criminal offence of willfully and illegally using of using force or violence that causes harm to another person. It often involves an illegal physical contact....

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  • What is bench (court)?

    Bench often refers to the judge that resides in a court. ...

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  • What is bench trial?

    Bench trial is trial without a jury where the judge is the one that makes a decision on the case....

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  • What is bench warrant?

    Bench warrant is a warrant issued by a judge. It is often used to execute an immediate arrest of a person....

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  • What is bona fide?

    Bona fide in latin means "in good faith". It is often used in legal cases to describe actions of parties. For example, John acted in a bona fide manner when he negotiated a contract with Jim....

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  • What is bond?

    Bond refers to a document that obliges the person holding it to pay another. ...

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  • What are California rules of court?

    These are rules that govern the practices and conduct of courts in the state of California....

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  • What is C.A.S.A.?

    C.A.S.A. is an accronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates. It is a network of volunteers which are appointed by judges to advocate for neglected children to ensure that they can safely navigate th...

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  • What is clerk of court?

    A court clerk is a person that is responsible for keeping organized court records, administering oaths to witnesses, and providing other general support....

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  • Going to court seems like a last resort. Is there anything I can do to avoid it?

    Before you even file your claim with the court, you need to send the defendant a demand letter requesting payment. It often is enough to get the defendant to negotiate a settlement. Send the letter b...

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