Legal Terms

Can you name the legal terms from their definition?

The initiator of the lawsuit
The person against whom a lawsuit is filed
The up front payment a client gives a lawyer to accept a case
A civil wrong that result in an injury to a person or property
A written statement made under oath
Exemption from a legal duty, penalty or prosecution
Legal proceedings to review the decision of a lower court
A method of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third party helps resolve a dispute
A person authorized to witness the signing of documents
The money a defendant pays to gain release before trial
Gives one party the right to go onto another party's property
A crime in which a person knowingly makes a false statement while under oath in court
Serious crime punishable by incarceration for a year or more.
Crime that is punishable by less than one year in jail
A claim against someone's property
A process to help those who cannot pay their debts
When a borrower cannot repay a loan and the lender seeks to sell the property
The practical authority or reach of a legal body
Improper or negligent behavior by a professional, such as a doctor or a lawyer
Previously decided case that establishes a principle in further cases
The publication of a statement that injures a person's reputation
An official order authorizing a specific act, such as an arrest or the search of someone's home
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