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counselor

A counselor is a person who gives advice or acts on behalf of a person or entity. A lawyer who pleads cases in court is also called a counselor.

See also: Attorney

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court

A court is any official tribunal presided over by one or several judges in which legal issues and claims are heard and determined. The U.S. system is composed of federal courts and state courts. Article III, Section I of the U.S. Constitution...

court costs

Costs are the fees incurred for the use of a court and are seen in civil and criminal courts of all levels. Court costs usually include the initial filing fee, fees for serving the summons, complaint, and subpoenas, and fees to pay for the...

court of appeal(s)

In a legal context, the Court of Appeal(s) has multiple meanings:
First, the Court of Appeal(s) could be an intermediate appellate court. In this instance, it would be any state or federal court that hears appeals from rulings and...

court of equity

A court of equity is a type of court with the power to grant remedies other than monetary damages. These remedies include injunctions, writs, or specific performance among others. Traditionally, English courts followed a distinction between...

court of law

Historically, a court of law is a court with the power to grant monetary damages. Traditionally, English courts followed a distinction between courts of law and the courts of equity, which could only grant remedies other than monetary damages...

court reporter

A court reporter is a court personnel who documents live testimony during court proceedings, such as hearings, trials, sworn statements, and depositions. The live testimony is transcribed verbatim. The reporter then prepares a written...

court rules

Overview:

Court rules relate to the procedures or regulations that govern court proceedings. Courts of general jurisdiction have the power to hear claims as long as there is a controversy among parties with diverse interests and conflicting...

court trial

A court trial, or a bench trial, refers to the type of trial that does not involve a jury but is conducted by the judge alone, in which the judge both decides the facts of the case and applies the law.

Compare: jury trial....

credit

Credit means the right granted by a creditor to an applicant to defer payment of a debt, incur debt and defer its payment, or purchase property or services and defer payment. See: 12 CFR § 1002.2(j) Business credit refers to extensions of credit...

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