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Frequent Terms (7)
Brief – written arguments supported by citations of court decisions, statutes, and other authorities.
Stipulation – voluntary agreement before trial between opposing parties concerning the disposition of certain facts or points.
Amicus-curiae – a brief filed by a party not directly related to a lawsuit.
Habeas corpus – a writ which permits a prisoner to challenge a conviction on constitutional grounds.
Executor/executrix – one appointed by a will to execute the provisions.
Ex parte hearing – court hears only one side of an issue.
Special Master – appointed by a court or judge to decide certain facts, etc.
Pro bono- providing a professional service without compensation.