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    • The U.S. Legal System & Legal Research Chapter 3
    • Executive branch Who: President & Governors
    • Who: Federal & state courts What: interpret laws
    • Legislative branch Who: Congress & state legislatures What: Enact new laws & amend existing ones
    • U.S. Supreme Court Court of last resort
    • Appellate Courts Affirms or reverses the decision of lower court
    • Criminal Courts Prosecute people charged with a crime against the state Trial by jury Must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
    • Civil Courts Cases of noncriminal nature May or may not involve a jury Must prove case by a preponderance of the evidence
    • Civil Trial Process 1. Plaintiff files complaint 2. Defendant answers complaint 3. Discovery 4. Settlement or trial
    • Concluding a trial Decision of full merits Motion to dismiss Motion for summary judgment Preliminary injunction
    • Non-trial approach = Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mediation or Arbitration
    • Want to know more about me? Visit: www.DrChrystal.com or http://www.linkedin.com/in/drchrystal