An attorney appointed by the Chief Justice to hear any civil non-jury case where the parties agree to use a trial referee and all the legal papers have been filed.
A new trial or retrial in which the whole case with evidence and witnesses is presented as if no previous trial had been held.
A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads “not guilty,” and the parties are required to come to court to present evidence.
An impact to the head that results in a diminished or altered state of consciousness and may impair a person’s cognitive abilities, physical capacity, and/or a disturbance of emotional or behavioral functioning. Often occurs during severe auto accidents or sport-related injuries.
A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation.
A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
Answer questions in court.