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CASE LAW
=== SIDE BAR--PRECEDENT
STATUTE
=== SIDE BAR--LEGISLATIVE INTENT
UNIFORM STATUTES
ORDINANCE
=== SIDE BAR--LAWS OF SUBSTANCE AND PROCEDURE
PARTIES
PRO PER OR PRO SE
DEFENDANT
=== SIDE BAR--SPECIAL CONCERNS OF PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS
CO-RESPONDENT
APPELLANT
APPELLEE
TYPES OF COURTS
TRIAL COURT
APPELLATE COURT
Family courts are special trial courts that hear only family law cases
FILINGS/PAPERS
SUMMONS
COMPLAINT
ANSWER
AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF
AFFIDAVIT
DECLARATION
ASSERTION
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
HABEAS CORPUS PETITION
=== SIDE BAR--TERMS SOMETIMES FOUND IN COURT PAPERS
COURT PERSONEL
BAILIFF
JUDGE PRO TEM
MASTER
COURT COMMISSIONER
COURT REPORTER
NOTARY PUBLIC
TERMINOLOGY
CASE NUMBER
CASE RECORD
DOCKET SHEET
CALENDAR
COURT RULE
BIAS
PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE
BENCH
CHAMBERS
RECUSAL
CONTINUANCE
SERVICE OF CASE DOCUMENTS
=== SIDE BAR--ACCEPTING SERVICE OF COURT PAPERS
=== SIDE BAR--BIFURCATION
PROCESS AND PROCESS SERVER
PROOF OF SERVICE
JURISDICTION
SUBJECT-MATTER JURISDICTION
PERSONAL JURISDICTION
IN REM JURISDICTION
VENUE
=== SIDE BAR--FORUM NON CONVENIENS
MOTIONS
=== SIDE BAR--HEARINGS TO RESOLVE MOTIONS
A family law case might involve any or all of these motions:
=== SIDE BAR--FAILING TO SHOW UP AT AN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE HEARING
ORDER
An order is the decision rendered by a judge after a hearing
DISCOVERY
STIPULATIONS
SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
MINI-TRIALS AND EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATIONS
DUE PROCESS
RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF LAWS
ESTOPPEL
There are two kinds of estoppel
RES JUDICATA
COLLATERAL ATTACK
EX PARTE
EQUITABLE POWER
CLEAN HANDS DOCTRINE
STATUTE OF LIMITATION
PRESUMPTION
CONCLUSIVE PRESUMPTION
FULL FAITH AND CREDIT
COMITY
PRESENTING THE CASE
DIRECT EXAMINATION
CROSS-EXAMINATION
=== SIDE BAR--EXPERT WITNESS
BURDEN OF PROOF
STANDARD OF PROOF
RULES OF EVIDENCE
ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE
=== SIDE BAR--SUPPORTING THE EVIDENCE
=== SIDE BAR--HEARSAY--ADMISSIBLE OR INADMISSIBLE?
DECISIONS
INTERLOCUTORY AND FINAL JUDGMENT
=== SIDE BAR--NUNC PRO TUNC
PENDENTE LITE
RULING
JUDGMENT
ENTRY OF JUDGMENT
FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
AWARD
ACTUAL DAMAGES
PUNITIVE DAMAGES
EQUITABLE RELIEF
Other examples of equitable relief include:
INJUNCTION
APPEAL
=== SIDE BAR--FRIVOLOUS APPEAL
ALTERNATIVES TO COURT
CIVIL & CRIMINAL
TORT
CRIME
=== SIDE BAR--CONTEMPT OF COURT--CIVIL OR CRIMINAL
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