Vocabulary for Litigators

Acquittal

Active judge

Admissible

Adversarial

Adversary proceeding

Affidavit

Affirmed

Alien Tort Claim Act

Alternate juror

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

Amicus curiae

Answer

Anti-Injunction Act

Appeal

Appellant

Appellate

Appellate Review

Appellee

Arbitration

Automatic stay

Bench trial

Brief

Burden of Proof

Case law

Cause of action

Civil Law

Civil procedure

Claim

Class action

Common law

Complaint

Confirmation

Consecutive sentence

Counselor

Criminal procedure

Cross-border litigation

Damages

De novo

Declaratory judgment

Default Judgment

Defendant

Deposition

Discharge

Discovery

Dismissal

Double jeopardy

Due process

Ex parte

Examination before trial

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

Habeas corpus

Hearsay

In personam jurisdiction

Injunction

Interrogatories

Judgment

Judicial Review

Jurisdiction

Jurisprudence

Jury

Jury instructions

Jury trial

Lawsuit

Litigation

Motion to Dismiss

Motions

Opinion

Oral argument

Per curiam

Petition

Plaintiff

Pleadings

Pretrial conference

Procedure

Proceedings

Proof of claim

Punitive Damages

Statute of limitations

Subpoena

Subpoena duces tecum

Testimony

Transnational litigation

Trier of Fact

Venue

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