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December 30, 2021

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 
>>Pre-Trial Conferences 
>>Pre-trial Procedures in Criminal Cases 
>>Bringing the Charge 
>>Arrest Procedures 
>>Pre-Trial Court Appearances in Criminal Cases 
>>Plea Bargaining 
>>Civil and Criminal Trials 
>>Officers of the Court 
>>The Jury Pool 
>>Selecting the Jury 
>>Opening Statements 
>>Direct Examination 
>>Motion for Directed Verdict/Dismissal 
>>Presentation of Evidence by the Defense 
>>Final Motions 
>>Closing Arguments 
>>Instructions to the Jury 
>>Jury Deliberations 
>>Motions after Verdict 

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These booklets are available from the ABA to provide a brief overview different aspects of the justice system.