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Of or pertaining to the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.

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alternate juror

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A juror who sits through the trial but doesn't deliberate unless another juror is removed.

ambulance chaser

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A lawyer who solicits work from those recently injured or in dire need of representation, is called as ambulance chaser.


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This abbreviation is often used in legal digests and publications and it stands for court of appeals.


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The heading of a legal document is called as caption and it contains the court, parties, and title of the document.

declaratory judgment

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Judge's determination of specific rights or obligations of parties without awarding damages or granting relief.


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It is a legal research technique designed to locate relevant topics within an index and is termed as cartwheeling.


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A side issue; may or may not be relevant to the main issue, but is somehow connected.The term may be connected to money or property used to secure a loan.