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  Resources for Teachers: Structure of California Court System
Trial courts are the superior courts; appellate courts are the six districts of the Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.
Courts of Appeal: Panels of three justices hear appeals from superior courts, except in death penalty cases, which are appealed automatically to the Supreme Court.
The Courts of Appeal determine whether a trial court committed legal error in handling the cases that are presented on appeal.
www.glenncourt.ca.gov /general_info/teachers/structure.html   (350 words)

 Supreme Court of Virginia Synopsis of Opinions
Because the Supreme Court of Virginia concluded the evidence was sufficient to establish that Gunn had possession of funds that came into her custody by virtue of her official position and that she knowingly misused or misappropriated the funds, the Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals and upheld Gunn's conviction.
The Supreme Court held that the proffered evidence was thus insufficient to establish a prima facie defense of insanity, and the trial court did not err in excluding White's proffered evidence of insanity.
The Court remanded the case for trial on the merits, ruling that the city had submitted its case to the trial court on the issue of the statute of limitations and that the city's evidence in support of its contention had been insufficient as a matter of law.
www.courts.state.va.us /synopsis.htm   (3823 words)

 Municipal Court Trial
Trials are conducted under the Code of Criminal Procedure as adopted by the Texas Legislature.
Court costs in the Municipal Court are set by the State, not by the Court.
Court costs must also be charged even if the fine is suspended and final disposition of the case is dismissed under the Deferred Disposition procedure.
www.trophyclub.org /court/trial.asp   (842 words)

 District Court Local Rules (Dist. 4)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Trial courts shall inform the Court Administrator relative to the need for jurors, and the Court Administrator shall notify the Clerk of the court concerning specific assignments.
A party represented by counsel shall appear at such conference through the attorney who is to conduct the trial, or by trial counsel's co-counsel having full knowledge of the case and possessed of authority to bind the party by stipulation.
The Daily Record is the official court newspaper for the purpose of publishing court calls, default dismissals, cases reinstated for trial, and such matters including notices to attorneys, notices regarding jury panels, and all other matters left to the discretion of the court.
court.nol.org /trialcourt/district/dist4.htm   (5187 words)

 Trial Juror Handbook
Prepared for the use of trial jurors serving in the United States district courts under the supervision of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
The court also wants to know whether any member of the panel is related to or personally acquainted with the parties, their lawyers, or the witnesses who will appear during trial.
Throughout the trial, the judge may be asked in the presence of the jury to decide questions of law.
www.scd.uscourts.gov /Jury/trialjuror.asp   (3668 words)

 US District Court - Trial Jury
The purpose of this handbook is to acquaint trial jurors with the general nature and importance of their role as jurors.
They are the courts of the individual 50 states and the District of Columbia and the courts of the Federal Government.
The judge takes his or her place on the bench, and the court official announces the opening of court a similar procedure is used when court adjourns.
www.vawd.uscourts.gov /jury/trialbook.asp   (3576 words)

 The Administrative Office of the Trial Court
The CJAM is also the statutory employer of the approximately 7,000 employees of the Trial Court who work in the 130 locations across Massachusetts.
The Administrative Office of the Trial Court (AOTC) is made up of nine departments each managed by a Director who reports to the Chief of Staff.
This office works closely with the Trial Court Departments and Commissions and with the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) and Appeals Court to enhance the administration of justice in the Commonwealth.
www.mass.gov /courts/admin/aotc.html   (162 words)

 United States District Court-Eastern District of Michigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Court requires exhibits to be exchanged one week prior to trial, and the plaintiff and defendant exhibits are numbered separately.
In non-jury trials, proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law must be filed prior to trial unless the Court sets a later date at the final pretrial conference.
Toward the end of trial, the Court will instruct counsel to meet with her law clerk in order to review the instructions, and delineate any remaining disputes.
www.mied.uscourts.gov /_practices/edmunds/trials.htm   (695 words)

 Trial Courts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The trial courts of superior jurisdiction are the Supreme Courts, the Court of Claims, the Family Courts, the Surrogate’s Courts and, outside New York City, the County Courts.
The trial courts of limited jurisdiction in New York City are the NYC Civil Court and the NYC Criminal Court.
Outside New York City, the trial courts of limited jurisdiction are the City Courts, which have criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanors and lesser offenses, and civil jurisdiction over claims of up to $15,000.
www.courts.state.ny.us /courts/trialcourts.shtml   (140 words)

 United States District Court-Eastern District of Michigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In civil cases, the Court requires exhibits to be given to the defendant prior to trial.
In criminal cases, the Court requires that exhibits be given to the defendant by the Government prior to trial.
In non-jury trials, proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law must be filed prior to trial and may be supplemented at the conclusion of trial.
www.mied.uscourts.gov /_practices/Cohn/trials.htm   (460 words)

 New Hampshire Supreme Court About
If you are attempting to appeal a trial court decision but the deadline for filing an appeal has passed, you must file a motion for late entry with the notice of appeal form.
You are also required to attach to the form a copy of the trial court decision that you are appealing and a copy of the clerk’s notice of this decision.
Send or deliver a copy of the notice of appeal and appendix to the other parties to the case, or their counsel, and send or deliver to the trial court two (2) or, when a master was involved in the case, three (3) copies of the notice of appeal and appendix.
www.courts.state.nh.us /supreme/discretionrule7.htm   (1842 words)

 U.S. District Court - Oregon: Trial Court Guidelines
Each party shall submit a "statement of the case" for use by the court at the beginning of voir dire to advise the jurors of the nature of the case and the issues to be decided by the jury.
Sidebar or chambers conferences during trial are not to be utilized for discussion of evidentiary issues.
Most evidentiary hearings will be conducted at court recesses or, if important enough to justify interruption of the trial, the jury will be excused and the matter heard in open court (of course you may ask to approach the bench to request necessary recesses, etc.).
www.ord.uscourts.gov /guidelin.html   (1363 words)

 Appeals: Superior Court of California, County of Kern
The appellate court may only decide on issues regarding an error of law that was serious enough to have prevented a party from having a fair trial.
Normally in small claims court causes of action, you may not have an attorney attend and represent you in the hearing, however, in small claims appeals you may hire an attorney to argue your case before the court in small claims court appeals.
The trial court clerk forwards a copy of the Notice of Appeal to the Court of Appeal for the appellate district where the trial court is located.
www.kern.courts.ca.gov /appeals.asp   (1992 words)

 Court Information: Trial Jury
The right to a trial by jury, which is guaranteed by both the United States and California Constitutions, is the privilege of every citizen in the United States.
Glenn County has implemented the “One Day/One Trial!” system wherein once you have appeared in court as a juror, whether you are selected to sit on a jury panel or excused, you will not be called upon again that year.
When a jury trial is about to begin, the trial court judge requests a panel of prospective jurors to be sent to the courtroom from the jury assembly room so that the jury selection process can begin.
www.glenncourt.ca.gov /court_info/trial_jury.html   (4048 words)

 Pretrial and trial in magistrate court
If a jury trial has been requested, the judge will discuss how and when a jury will be selected and the deadline for the parties to submit jury instructions to the court and to each other.
At trial, a party using a document as an exhibit must establish that the document is valid.
A closing argument is a chance for the parties to summarize the facts and law established during the trial and show strengths and/or weaknesses in the case.
jec.unm.edu /resources/brochures/pretrial-trial-magistrate.htm   (1441 words)

 Trial (law) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In legal parlance, a trial is an event in which parties to a dispute present information (in the form of evidence) in a formal setting, usually a court, before a judge, jury, or other designated finder of fact, in order to achieve a resolution to their dispute.
An appellate proceeding is also generally not deemed a trial, because such proceedings are usually restricted to review of the evidence presented before the trial court, and do not permit the introduction of new evidence.
In earlier times disputes were often settled through a trial by ordeal, where parties would have to endure physical suffering in order to prove their righteousness; or through a trial by combat, in which the winner of a physical fight was deemed righteous in their cause.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trial   (772 words)

 Trial Jury Duty
The right to a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States, whether citizen or not.
Once instructed to report, a juror may or may not be selected to serve as a juror in a trial court.
Once the jury for the trial to which you have been summoned is selected, the judge will excuse all remaining prospective jurors and your jury service is complete.
www.monosuperiorcourt.ca.gov /trial_jury.htm   (765 words)

 Trial Court Leadership Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Center, operated by the Superior Court in Phoenix, acts as a "living lab" in the midst of this progressive metropolitan general jurisdiction court.
Two major hotels are within walking distance of the court complex and the Center, as is the America West Arena (Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Coyotes) and the Bank One Ballpark (Diamondbacks).
To create new innovative seminars and workshops for trial courts and the attorney community that traditional, national-based educational institutes and various judicial or court management associations do not offer.
www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov /tclc/index.asp   (235 words)

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The superior court is the trial court of general jurisdiction.
District Court Criminal Rule 8.2 authorizes the administrative director to enter into an agreement with a law enforcement agency allowing the agency to file and sign minor offense citations electronically.
Jury instructions are used by the trial judge to instruct members of the jury on the law applicable in the case before them.
www.state.ak.us /courts/trialcts.htm   (1142 words)

 Massachusetts Law About the Court System
Trial Court Law Libraries > Law by Subject > Mass.
Report of the Study Committee on Trial Transcripts, Submitted to the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, June 30, 2003.
Supreme Judicial Court Style Manual 2006, SJC Office of the Reporter of Decisions.
www.lawlib.state.ma.us /courts.html   (363 words)

 Trial Attorneys Providence.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
However, if you are involved in one of the cases that are litigated in court, it is crucial that you enter prepared and that you have one of the best trial lawyers on your side.
Providence trial lawyers are there to counsel and advice you when it comes to legal rights and obligations.
Court after a trial is entitled to APPEAL the conviction to the Rhode Island...
www.trialattorneysprovidence.com   (559 words)

 Trial court - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In most common law jurisdictions, the trial court often sits with a jury and one judge; though some cases may be designated "bench trials" — either by statute, custom, or by agreement of the parties — in which the judge makes both fact and law determinations.
Most appellate courts do not have the authority to hear testimony or take evidence, but must rely upon the record below.
In the United States, the United States district court is the sole trial court of general jurisdiction in the federal judicial system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trial_court   (362 words)

 The Greatest Trials of All Time
Legendary criminal defense lawyer Clarence Darrow is pitted against famous Christian fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan in a riveting courtroom drama that polarizes the nation.
This historic trial focuses Americans' attention on freedom of speech, separation of church and state and due process and brings to the surface issues that are still hotly debated today.
COURT TV is a registered trademark and COURT TV ONLINE is a service mark of the Courtroom Television Network.
www.courttv.com /greatesttrials/scopes   (157 words)

 New York City Supreme Court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Supreme Court is the trial court of unlimited original jurisdiction, but it generally only hears cases that are outside the jurisdiction of other trial courts of more limited jurisdiction.
In New York City, the Court exercises civil jurisdiction and jurisdiction over felony charges.
Select the appropriate trial court for your county
www.courts.state.ny.us /courts/nyc/supreme/index.shtml   (52 words)

 Using the Alaska Trial Court Name Index Database
The prefix tells you the judicial district and court.
A map of the judicial districts is available on the court's website.
This number is the year the case was filed with the court.
www.state.ak.us /courts/names.htm   (756 words)

 Circuit Court - Fairfax County, Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Fairfax County Circuit Court serves the residents of Fairfax County and Fairfax City.
The Fairfax Circuit Court (19th Judicial Circuit) is the trial court of general jurisdiction.
The Fairfax Circuit Court is the largest trial court in Virginia composed of fifteen full-time and five retired trial judges.
www.fairfaxcounty.gov /courts/circuit   (142 words)

 Handbook for Trial Jurors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
are suits in which persons who disagree over their rights and duties come into court to settle the matter.
After the indictment or information is filed, the defendant appears in open court where the court advises the defendant of the charge and asks whether the defendant pleads "guilty" or "not guilty." This procedure is called the
Jurors on a case should refrain from talking on any subject--even if it is not related to the matter being tried--with any lawyer, witness, or party in the case.
www.nysd.uscourts.gov /jurybook.htm   (3481 words)

 Michael Jackson Molestation Trial - Full Trial Coverage on CourtTVnews.com
The secret document exclusively uncovered by Court TV reveals the terms of Michael Jackson's settlement with a boy who accused him of molestation in 1993.
Jackson was sued by a 13-year-old boy and his family who accused him of molestation, but later settled before the case went to trial.
Ten years after child sex-abuse allegations first surfaced against Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop" stands trial in California in a separate molestation case and is acquitted on all counts.
www.courttv.com /trials/jackson   (846 words)

 Court View 2000 - Public Access
The court system cautions employers, credit agencies, and others to verify identity before taking any adverse action against a person whose name appears in these databases.
Some courts enter older case information into the database on an ongoing basis, so your search results may include matters from the 1980s and 1970s, but you should not assume that all the cases from those years are included in the Index.
For case information, please call the clerk of court where the case was filed.
www.courtrecords.alaska.gov   (431 words)

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