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A distinguishable group of persons who assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services.
Paralegals (Legal assistants)
A system or body of law
Jurisprudence
Laws
Statutes
To refer to
Cite
A lawsuit (can be either civil or criminal)
Action
A written statement submitted to a court for the purpose of persuading the judge of the correctness of one's position
Brief
The duty of establishing the truth of a matter, or providing a fact that's in dispute (always on the prosecutor, not the defendant)
Burden of proof
Circumstances that give a person the right to bring a lawsuit
Cause of Action
The transcript of a witness's testimony given under oath outside of the courtroom, usually before the trial
Deposition
A way of providing a party, before trial, access to facts that are known by the other side so that neither is at a disadvantage
Discovery
Written questions put by one party in a lawsuit to another before trial (a form of discovery)
Interrogatories
A legal action, or lawsuit; also the area of law having to do with trial work
Litigation
One of the opposing sides in a lawsuit
Party
Formal statements by the parties in an action which outline their claims or defenses
Pleadings