joint tenancy - A form of legal co-ownership of property (also known as survivorship). At the death of one co-owner, the surviving co-owner becomes sole owner of the property.
judgment - The final disposition of a lawsuit.
judgment notwithstanding the verdict - A judge's decision to rule in a case contrary to the jury's verdict.
judicial review - The authority of a court to review the official actions of other branches of government. Also, the authority to declare unconstitutional the actions of other branches.
jurisdiction - The power, right or authority to apply the law. A court's authority to hear cases.
jury - A certain number of persons, usually selected from lists of registered voters or licensed drivers, and sworn to inquire of certain matters of fact, and declare the truth upon evidence laid before them during a trial.
jury panel - A list of prospective jurors to serve in a particular court, or for the trial of a particular action; denotes either the whole body of persons summoned as jurors for a particular term of court or those the clerk selects by lot.
justiciable claim - A claim that is capable of being resolved in the courts.
juvenile court - Court specifically established to hear cases concerning minors.