Jury duty – The legal obligation of the citizen to appear before a trial court to sit as a jury (either as a grand jury or small juror) and to decide criminal and civil matters. In Clermont County, jury service for trials can last as little as a week or for the duration of a trial. A document or object that is formally submitted to the court and, once accepted, is placed on the record. Service by publication “Service by publication” means that you publish the subpoena and complaint in a newspaper of wide circulation in the jurisdiction where the other party is likely to be located. You must ask the court for permission to do so. It is usually used when you don`t know how to find the other side and you don`t have an address or workplace for it. A court with special jurisdiction of a paternal nature for offenders, dependent children and neglected children. Seizure – A court order issued by the clerk that orders a party to pay money to the court for the payment of a debt. The two most common garnishments are: (1) a wage garnishment to order an employer to pay a limited percentage of an employee`s salary to the clerk`s office for the payment of a court judgment, and (2) a bank garnishment, which orders a bank to pay money from an account to pay a court judgment. A defendant`s application in a criminal case in which the court is asked to acquit the stated reasons instead of presenting the question of guilt to the jury.

Closure of the courtyard usually open for lunch, at the end of the day or for a break. Service can be complicated and is VERY important. If this is not done correctly, you will not be able to pursue your case. If you`re not sure how to manage your documents, contact your court`s peer support centre, a family law mediator or small claims lawyer, or talk to a lawyer. Click here for help finding a lawyer. Jury – Persons selected in accordance with the law and sworn to investigate questions of fact and render a verdict. State court jurors can only be six jurors in some cases. Federal civil prosecutions must have six jurors, criminal prosecutions must have twelve. Indictment – A procedure whereby a person accused of committing a crime is brought to trial, informed of the charges against him, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty. An order made by a court requiring the performance of a specific act or giving the power and mandate to have it performed. Greater probative value or sufficient evidence to satisfy the court or jury that the party has substantiated its case. An order made by a court that orders a person to do a particular thing (mandatory injunction) or to prohibit certain actions (injunction).

Official document issued by the probate court that determines one of the following documents: letters of will, letter of comfort, deed of guardianship and letter of conservatory. Exhibit – Physical evidence or documents presented in legal proceedings. Common exhibits include contracts, weapons, and photographs. In criminal law, pre-trial negotiations between the defence and the prosecution in order to reach a decision on the case without trial. Under such an agreement, the defendant may be allowed to plead guilty to a lesser offence, or to plead guilty to one or more charges, but to release others, or the prosecutor may agree to recommend a particular sentence. The terms of a negotiated plea must be set out in open court and are only effective if approved by the trial judge. Recording of all activities in a case, such as court dates and documents submitted on a waybill. Deputy court member who submits briefs, motions, judgments, etc., issues proceedings and keeps minutes of court proceedings. The functions and duties of clerks are generally determined by law or court rules. “Service of court documents” means that the other party must receive copies of all documents you file with the court.

In the “Service”, a third party (NOT you) is the one who actually delivers the documents to the other party. The person who performs this operation is called a “server” or “process server”. Either a court that has been formally summoned and declared open to the conduct of its actual judicial affairs, or a court freely accessible to spectators. TIP! Different courts may have different filing requirements, so familiarize yourself with your court`s procedures. The Las Vegas Court of Justice, for example, requires all documents to be filed electronically, so anyone filing with that court needs an email address to create an e-filing account. Click here to visit the Las Vegas Court of Justice website to learn more about the File and Serve program and the e-filing FAQ. The request in a procedural document indicating what action or remedy is sought. An order directing the sheriff or other officer to inform the designated person that legal action has been taken against them in court and that they are required to respond to the complaint in such a proceeding.

A court order or invitation to appear in person before the court at a specific time on a specific day to respond to an indictment. Service by secondment to the premises and by mail (ONLY for cases of expulsion) Only in the case of eviction (unlawful detention) can a summons and a complaint be served by posting in the premises at issue at the time of eviction as well as by post. Mail and mail delivery is used after several attempts to deliver documents in person. A landlord must get permission from the court to serve their tenant by mail and mail. A person appointed by a court to administer the estate of a protected person. If the other party agrees to be served by mail and is willing to sign a document for the court stating that they have received the documents, you can usually use this method. It is generally used for subpoenas and complaints/petitions (in civil or family cases). Testimony about what the witness thinks, believes or inferred from a disputed fact, as opposed to personal knowledge of the facts.

As a general rule, evidence of expertise is not admissible, except in the case of experts. Short – A court order that orders someone to bring a specific action or not. The best-known writing is habeas corpus. The court registry would issue a declaration on the instruction of a judge. The practice of a court of not pronouncing a verdict against a convicted accused; Instead, the defendant can be placed on probation, and if the probation is successfully completed, the defendant will be released and no convictions will be recorded. Bail – A criminal accused is allowed to be free before trial if the court is confident that the defendant will appear in court. Bail may take the form of a cash deposit with the clerk of the court, a deposit provided by a surety company, a personal promise to appear, or a combination of these protections. Complete and submit proof of service The court must know that the other party has been properly served.