November 12, 2018

How Courts Work


>>Diagram of How a Case Moves Through the Courts 
>>Civil and Criminal Cases 
>>Settling Cases 
>>Pre-trial Procedures in Civil Cases 
>>Jurisdiction and Venue 
>>Pleadings 
>>Motions 
>>Discovery 
>>Pre-Trial Conferences 
>>Pre-trial Procedures in Criminal Cases 
>>Bringing the Charge 
>>Arrest Procedures 
>>Pre-Trial Court Appearances in Criminal Cases 
>>Bail 
>>Plea Bargaining 
>>Civil and Criminal Trials 
>>Officers of the Court 
>>The Jury Pool 
>>Selecting the Jury 
>>Opening Statements 
>>Evidence 
>>Direct Examination 
>>Cross-examination 
>>Motion for Directed Verdict/Dismissal 
>>Presentation of Evidence by the Defense 
>>Rebuttal 
>>Final Motions 
>>Closing Arguments 
>>Instructions to the Jury 
>>Mistrials 
>>Jury Deliberations 
>>Verdict 
>>Motions after Verdict 
>>Judgment 
>>Sentencing 
>>Appeals


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