At Job Duck, we help exceptional individuals establish rewarding careers by working remotely for United States-based businesses. Interestingly, a significant portion of our clients are lawyers.
Although having a background in law is not essential, learning legal terms can be beneficial, as our clients frequently use them.
In the wake of the huge success of our previous article Fluent in Legalese: Enhance Your Legal Terminology, we continue exploring legal terms and sharing practical insights to help you better understand legal jargon.
|Arbitration||A process for resolving disputes outside of the courtroom, where an impartial third party listens to both sides and renders a binding decision.||”The parties decided to pursue arbitration to settle their contract dispute.”|
|Class Action||A lawsuit brought by a group of individuals with similar claims against a common defendant or entity.||”The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of consumers who experienced the same product defect.”|
|Discovery||The pre-trial phase during which parties exchange information and evidence relevant to the case.||”During the discovery process, the attorneys obtained key documents and witness statements.”|
|Habeas Corpus||A legal principle that protects an individual’s right to challenge the legality of their detention or imprisonment.||”The defense attorney filed a writ of habeas corpus to secure the release of the wrongfully detained individual.”|
|Injunction||A court order that prohibits a person or entity from engaging in specific actions or requires them to perform certain acts.||”The court issued an injunction to prevent the company from using the patented technology.”|
“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”— Herbert Spencer
|Liability||Legal responsibility for one’s actions or debts, often involving financial or legal consequences.||”The company acknowledged its liability for the accident and agreed to compensate the injured parties.”|
|Misdemeanor||A less serious criminal offense, typically punishable by fines or short-term imprisonment.||”The defendant was charged with a misdemeanor for petty theft.”|
|Negligence||The failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm or injury to another person or their property.||”The plaintiff claimed negligence on the defendant’s part, leading to the car accident.”|
|Probate||The legal process of validating a deceased person’s will and distributing their assets according to the terms of the will or applicable laws.||”The estate went through probate, and the beneficiaries received their respective inheritances.”|
|Settlement||An agreement between parties to resolve a legal dispute without going to trial.||”The parties reached a settlement, avoiding the time and expense of a lengthy court battle.”|
Discover 5 Different Ways to Learn Legal Terms
3. Webinars and Workshops: Find online Webinars at Law Schools and Legal Institutions.
4. Podcast: Legal Talk Network.
5. Flashcards: Create flashcards with legal terms on one side and their definitions on the other for quick and efficient reviews.
The popular philosopher Mortimer J. Adler once said, “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”
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