Flashcards in Chapters 5 and 6 Deck (19):
What is tribal court ?
They have inherent powers which are powers given to them by the government that allow them the have power over certain US rules.
What is the difference between a civil and a criminal court ?
Civil is for money with a plaintiff and defendant in a criminal court over crime.
What is jury selection ?
Size is 6-12 people, can't have offended a crime, have to be over 18, must have a unanimous verdict
Dissenting opinion and Majority opinion, what is the difference?
If one Supreme Court justice doesn't agree with the verdict he/she can write a reason stating why to get it overturned.
Legal Malpractice, what is it ?
Wrongdoing to a client of a lawyer .
What is a retainer charge
Basic fee, down payment for having the lawyers services.
What is a contingency fee ?
The percentage or amount the lawyer gets of his/her clients winnings .
What percent of lawyers work privately ?
What is the best way to find a lawyer ?
What is appeals court?
Where a party argues the reason of why the court should review the decision of the trial court.
What is small claims court ?
Court where parties use for small amounts of money or small disputes not large enough for a trial.
What is U.S. Supreme Court ?
The highest in the United States.there Are 9 justices. Majority rules.
Litigator , what is it ?
Trial attorneys .
What is the bar association ?
Organizations that license lawyers, usually they have free or small annual fee or dues.
What is an adversary system?
A type of law that functions by opposing sides contesting each other or adversaries (sides).
What is a motion ?
An court request by made by a party to a judge.
What is a plaintiff ?
The the person or group suing or accusing.
What is a peremptory challenge ?
Where the prosecution or the judge throws out the jury for no specific reason.