Legal Dictionary
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ADR
Access
Accused
Acquit
Acquittal
Acquitted
Act
Active judge
Adjourn
Adjournment
Adjudication
Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO)
Administrative offence
Admissible
Adversary proceeding
Advisory Guidelines
Affidavit
Affirmation
Affirmed
Agreement
Alienated Parent
Alienating Parent
Allegations
Alternate juror
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
Amicus curiae
Answer
Appeal
Appearance
Appearance and defence
Appellant
Appellant court
Appellate
Appellee
Applicant
Application
Arbitration
Arraignment
Article III judge
Assessment
Assets
Assume
Attack directed against any civilian population
Automatic stay
Bail
Bail appeal
Bail application
Bailiff
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy administrator
Bankruptcy code
Bankruptcy court
Bankruptcy estate
Bankruptcy judge
Bankruptcy petition
Bankruptcy trustee
Bar
Barring order
Barrister
Bench trial
Beyond reasonable doubt
Bill of Rights
Blended family
Brief
Brydges duty counsel
Burden of proof
Business bankruptcy
Bylaws
C.
C.R.C.
CIF
Callover
Capital offense
Care order
Case file
Case law
Case management
Caseload
Categories of offence
Cause of action
Cc.
Ceiling
Certified copy
Certified list
Chambers
Change of residence
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 13 trustee
Chapter 15
Chapter 7
Chapter 7 trustee
Chapter 9
Charge
Charge withdrawn/charge dismissed
Charging document
Chief judge
Child
Child Support Guidelines
Child abduction
Child of the marriage
Child support
Civil bill
Civil law
Claim
Claim notice
Claimant
Class Action Case
Class action
Clerk of court
Clinic model
Closed court
Co-parenting relationship
Collaborative law
Collateral
Commissioner for oaths
Common law
Community magistrate
Community service
Complaint
Concurrent sentence
Conditional sentence
Confirmation
Conflict
Conflict of interest
Consecutive sentence
Consent order
Consumer bankruptcy
Consumer debts
Contact
Contact Difficulties
Contact arrangements
Contempt of court
Contingent claim
Contract
Conviction
Corollary relief
Coroner
Counsel
Counsellor
Count
Counterclaim
Court
Court attendant
Court of Appeal
Court order
Court reporter
Court taker
Credit counseling
Creditor
Criminal law
Cross-examination
Crown (as prosecutor)
Crown attorney/prosecutor
Custody
Damages
Dangerous offender applications
Daubert v. Merrill Pharmaceuticals
De facto
De jure
De novo
Debt relief notice
Debt settlement arrangement
Debtor
Debtor's plan
Decision-making responsibility
Declaration
Declaratory judgment
Default judgment
Defence
Defendant
Department of Justice: 2001 Consultation Process
Deportation or forcible transfer of population
Deposition
Direction
Disbursements
Discharge
Discharge (a court order)
Dischargeable debt
Disclosure
Disclosure (criminal proceeding)
Disclosure statement
Discontinue
Discovery
Discovery and e-discovery
Dismissal with prejudice
Dismissal without prejudice
Disposable income
Dispute Resolution (DR)
Dissolution
District Court
Divided (or parallel) decision-making responsibility
Divorce
Divorce Act
Dock
Docket
Due process
Duration
Duty counsel
Eligibility
Emergency care order
Employment Court
Employment income
En banc
Enforced disappearance of persons
Enslavement
Entitlement
Environment Court
Equitable
Equity
Evidence
Ex parte
Exception
Exclusionary rule
Exculpatory evidence
Executory contracts
Exempt assets
Exemptions, exempt property
Exhibits
Expanded duty counsel
Extermination
Face sheet filing
Family Court
Family dispute resolution process
Family farmer
Family justice services and programs
Family net disposable income
Family violence
Federal Child Support Guidelines
Federal Child Support Tables
Federal public defender
Federal public defender organization
Federal question jurisdiction
Felony
File
Fine
Fixture
Folie à deux
Forced pregnancy
Formula
Fraudulent transfer
Fresh start
Frye v. United States
Full service
Government benefits and refundable credits
Grand jury
Gross Income
Gross income difference
Grossed-up amount of child support
Grossing-up
Guardian (of a child)
Guidelines income
Habeas corpus
Habeas corpus (writ of)
Hearing
Hearsay
High Court
High-conflict Manager
Home confinement
Hung jury
Impeachment
Imprisonment
In camera
In forma pauperis
Inculpatory evidence
Indefinite, duration not specified
Indictable offence
Indictment
Individual net disposable income
Information
Infringement notice
Initial order
Injunction
Inquest
Insider (of corporate debtor)
Insider (of individual debtor)
Interim barring order
Interim care order
Interim order
Interim release
Interim support
Interrogatories
Intestate
Issue
Joint administration
Joint custody
Joint decision-making responsibility
Joint petition
Judge
Judge's list
Judge-alone trial
Judgeship
Judgment
Judicare model
Judicial Conference of the United States
Judicial conference
Judicial review
Judicial separation
Judiciary
Jurisdiction
Jurisprudence
Jury
Jury instructions
Jury trial
Justice of the peace (JPs)
Kumho Tire v. Carmichael
Law
Law lines/legal call centre
Lawsuit
Leave (of the court)
Legal Complexity
Legal Risk
Legal Risk Management (LRM)
Legal adviser
Legal aid
Length of the marriage
Lien
Liquidated claim
Liquidated debt
Liquidation
Litigant
Litigation
Lump sum spousal support
Magistrate judge
Majority of parenting time
Mandatory minimum sentences
McKenzie friend
Means test
Mediation
Mental health treatment
Merger over time
Misdemeanor
Mistrial
Mixed system
Modified Contact
Moot
Mortgage suit
Motion
Motion in Limine
Motion to lift the automatic stay
Māori Land Court
Natural justice
Negotiation
Net disposable income
Net income
No-asset case
Nolle prosequi
Nolo contendere
Non-Residential Parent
Non-refundable tax credit
Nondischargeable debt
Nonexempt assets
Notary public
Notional table amount of child support
Oath
Objection to dischargeability
Objection to exemptions
Objectives of spousal support
Offence
Offender
Opinion
Oral argument
Order
Panel
Parenting Coordinator
Parenting arrangements
Parenting coach
Parenting coordination/Parenting coordinator
Parenting order
Parenting plan
Parenting time
Parole
Party
Party in interest
Per curiam
Peremptory challenge
Period of Cohabitation
Perjury
Persecution
Personal insolvency arrangement
Petit jury (or trial jury)
Petition
Petition preparer
Petty offense
Plaintiff
Plan
Plea
Plea court
Pleadings
Plenary summons
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Postpetition transfer
Practice note
Pre-sentence report
Prebankruptcy planning
Precedent
Preferential debt payment
Presentence report
Pretrial conference
Pretrial services
Prima facie evidence
Primary residence
Prior support obligation
Priority
Priority claim
Privileged (document or information)
Pro bono
Pro per
Pro se
Pro tem
Probation
Probation officer
Procedure
Proceeding
Proof of claim
Property division
Property of the estate
Prosecute
Prosecutor
Protection order
Quantum
Quash
R.S.
R.S.C.
Ranges
Reaffirmation agreement
Reasonable doubt
Recidivism
Record
Redemption
Refugee
Refundable tax credit
Registrar
Registrar's list
Rejected Parent
Relocation
Remand
Reserved decision
Residential Parent
Respondent
Restorative justice
Restructuring
Revenue summons
Reverse
Review
Rotated benefits
Rowbotham
Rules of court
S.
S.C.
SI
SOR
Safety order
Sanction
Schedules
Search warrant
Secured creditor
Secured debt
Security for costs
Self-represented litigant
Senior judge
Sentence
Sentencing guidelines
Sequester
Service (of documents)
Service of process
Set off
Setting down
Setting down for trial
Settlement
Settlement (of a claim)
Shared custody
Shared parenting time
Small business case
Sole decision-making responsibility
Special Joint Parliamentary Committee on Child Custody and Access
Special Master
Special and/or extraordinary expenses
Special exemption order
Special summons
Specific performance
Split custody
Split parenting time
Ss.
Standard for Expert Social Science Testimony
Standard of proof
Statement of claim
Statement of financial affairs
Statement of intention
Statute
Statute law
Statute of limitations
Statutes
Stay of proceedings
Step-family
Sua sponte
Submission
Subordination
Subpoena
Subpoena duces tecum
Summary judgment
Summary service/brief service
Summary summons
Summons
Supervised Contact
Supervision order
Supreme Court
Table amount of child support
Target Parent
Tariff
Tax deduction
Temporary restraining order
Testimony
The crime of apartheid
Time limit
Timetable
Toll
Tort
Torture
Total income or “Line 150” income
Transcript
Transfer
Transfers
Trial
Tribunal
Trustee
Typing service
U.S. attorney
U.S. trustee
Ultra vires
Undersecured claim
Undue hardship
Unit of service
Unlawful detainer action
Unliquidated claim
Unrepresented accused (self-represented)
Unscheduled debt
Unsecured claim
Uphold
Variation
Venue
Verdict
Vexatious proceeding
Victim
Victim adviser
Views (or Voice) of the Child Report
Voir dire
Voluntary transfer
Wage garnishment
Waitangi Tribunal
Warrant
Warrant to arrest
Warrant to seize
With child support formula
Without child support formula
Witness
Witness (in court)
Writ
Writ of certiorari
Young person
Youth Court
Youth advocate