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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Legal Malpractice, what is it ?

Wrongdoing to a client of a lawyer .

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What is a retainer charge

Basic fee, down payment for having the lawyers services.

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What is a contingency fee ?

The percentage or amount the lawyer gets of his/her clients winnings .

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What percent of lawyers work privately ?

70%

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What is the best way to find a lawyer ?

By recommendation.

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What is appeals court?

Where a party argues the reason of why the court should review the decision of the trial court.

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What is small claims court ?

Court where parties use for small amounts of money or small disputes not large enough for a trial.

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What is U.S. Supreme Court ?

The highest in the United States.there Are 9 justices. Majority rules.

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Litigator , what is it ?

Trial attorneys .

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What is the bar association ?

Organizations that license lawyers, usually they have free or small annual fee or dues.

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What is an adversary system?

A type of law that functions by opposing sides contesting each other or adversaries (sides).

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What is a motion ?

An court request by made by a party to a judge.

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What is a plaintiff ?

The the person or group suing or accusing.

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What is a peremptory challenge ?

Where the prosecution or the judge throws out the jury for no specific reason.

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What is code professional conduct ?

How lawyers should act to protect themselves from disbarred.