Description

A person who practices law
An officer who is in charge of maintaining order in a court of law
The final statements by an attorney to jury, summarizing the evidence, and arguing what the evidence has or has not established
To prove that someone is guilty as a matter of law
A case in which the State is the plaintiff and in which the defendant is a person charged with having committed a crime
To question a witness called by the opposing side, or a hostile or other adversarial witness called by a party
A person against whom a criminal charge or civil claim is brought in a court of law
The act of jurors talking to each other and coming to a decision on the charges or crimes of a trial
Something that gives proof of a contested fact
The presiding member of a jury who speaks or answers for the jury
Having been convicted by a jury of having done something wrong
A formal charge of criminal wrongdoing which must later be proved at trial beyond a reasonable doubt before a defendant may be convicted
Not guilty of a crime or fault
Acting in a way that fails to conform with a specific standard of conduct, thereby putting others at risk for injury
A lawyer’s protest about the legal propriety of a question which has been asked of a witness by the opposing attorney, with the purpose of making the trial judge decide if the question can be asked
Summary of nature of case and of anticipated proof presented by counsel to jury at the start of a trial
In trial practice, for a Judge to disagree that an attorney’s objection, as to a question, is valid
The person who brings a civil lawsuit, or in the case of a criminal case, the State or Federal government
The name of the public officer who is appointed or elected in each judicial district, circuit, or county, to conduct criminal prosecutions on behalf of the State or people
The questioning of a witness who has already provided testimony under oath in response to direct examination
In trial practice, for a judge to agree that an attorney’s objection, as to a question, is valid
To give evidence under oath
The decision made by a jury at the end of the trial
A form given to the Jury Foreperson on which to write the decision that is made by the jury at the closing of a trial
The name given to that part of the trial when the court and parties attempt to seat a fair and impartial jury
Someone who is called to testify before a court of law

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