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  • contract

    An agreement between 2 or more people to do or not to do a particular thing....

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  • convey

    To give the title to property to someone else. Or to make known or communicate....

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  • conviction

    When a judge or jury finds a criminal defendant guilty....

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  • coordination of cases

    When cases sharing common questions of fact or law pending in different counties are brought together before 1 judge so that the decisions will be consistent. The cases do not have to involve the same...

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  • coram nobis

    A legal paper that is used to tell the court about mistakes in the facts of the case. It is used to try to cancel the judgment. Comes from the Latin for "before us, in our presence."...

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  • costs

    Fees and charges that a party pays to file and present a court case or to enforce a judgment;...

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  • counsel

    One or more lawyers that represent a client. Also, legal advice. (See attorney, lawyer.)...

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  • count

    Each separate charge (or statement) in an action. (See charge.)...

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  • counterclaim

    An independent charge by 1 side in a case (either the plaintiff or defendant) that goes against the claim made by the other side. (Compare with cross-complaint.)...

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  • court

    A judge or group of judges whose job is to hear cases and carry out justice. (See bench.)...

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  • court investigator (guardianship of the person)

    Someone employed by the court to investigate a guardianship case where the person who wants to be the guardian is a relative of the child. The court investigator writes a report with recommendations t...

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  • court order

    A legal decision made by a court that commands or directs that something be done or not done. Can be made by a judge, commissioner, court referee, or magistrate....

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  • court reporter

    Someone that writes down, word for word, what is said in court. They generally use a stenographic machine, shorthand, or a recording device. You can ask for a copy of this record....

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  • court stamp

    An raised seal press or stamp that prints or stamps a seal on court papers. It might say the name of the judicial district or the consolidated city and county. You can read the stamp in photocopies....

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  • court trial

    A trial without a jury. A judge decides the case....

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