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Legal Glossary

The legal glossary is a comprehensive index of legal terms aimed at educating and helping consumers better understand some of the legal terminology and jargon that is often used in describing legal matters.

Assist judges with research and drafting of opinions.

A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.

A person who practices or studies law; an attorney or a counselor.

Meets the informational needs of the judges and lawyers.

A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.