allegation - The assertion, declaration, or statement of a party
to an action, made in a pleading, establishing what the party expects to prove.
Resolution (ADR) - Methods of
resolving disputes outside of official court proceedings. These methods include mediation arbitration, and
curiae - A friend of the
court; a nonparty who interposes, with the permission of the court, and volunteers information upon some matter
before the court.
review - Yearly judicial
review, usually in juvenile dependency cases, to determine whether the child requires continued court supervision
- A pleading by which defendant
responds to the plaintiff's complaint.
- The bringing of a case to a higher
court for review of a lower court's order or judgment.
appearance - The formal proceeding by which defendant submits to
the jurisdiction of the court.
- The party appealing a final decision or
court - A court which hears
appeals from a lower court.
jurisdiction - The appellate
court has the right to review and revise the lower court decision.
- The party against whom an appeal is
arraignment - In a misdemeanor case, the initial appearance before a judge at which the criminal
defendant enters a plea; in a felony case, the proceeding after the indictment or bindover at which the defendant
comes before a judge in District Court, is informed of the charges, enters a plea, and has a date set for trial or
disposition. In Juvenile Court, the first hearing after a petition has been filed.