Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting

Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting

Cathy J. Okrent

Language: English

Pages: 480

ISBN: 1418060852

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Students studying legal transcription, court reporting and legal terminology will find this book to be a "must have" for professional learning. The book transforms the student into someone who is proficient in the language of law as a listener and speaker with judges, attorneys, witnesses, jurors and the parties in court. The complete understanding and usages of legal terms, as well as the related English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and transcript production issues that contribute to an accurate record are the keys for all aspiring court reporters and transcriptionists. Mastering legal terminology and the correct English skills are keys to advancing and this book makes it fast and enjoyable with written exercises as well as audio transcription exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM.

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employee does his work is controlled and directed by his employer; in contrast, an agent is free to use independent skill and judgment, his principal’s concern being the results he produces, not how he does his work. See also del credere agent; general agent; managing agent; special agent; universal agent. • n. assistant, delegate, emissary, assignee, deputy, functionary, proxy, representative One who is, in law, an agent because she has obvious authority. EXAMPLE: a nurse in uniform working at a

synonyms, self-test, defining words, and also: • Punctuation/capitalization • Word pairs • Transcription of terms, self-test, and case • Proofreading Unit 4 | Civil Litigation (Pretrial) 71 Dictionary/Thesaurus Note: All Dictionary/Thesaurus terms appear on the CD-ROM with audio pronunciations. Term [phonetic pronunciation] acknowledgment [ak.naw.lej.ment] action [ak.shen] action at common law [ak.shen at kom.en law] action at law [ak.shun at law] adversary [] adversary

circulation in that region. Delivery of a summons, writ, complaint, or other process to the opposite party, or other person entitled to receive it, in such manner as the law prescribes, whether by leaving a copy at her residence, by mailing a copy to her or her attorney, or by publication. Federal and state statutes prescribing the maximum period of time during which various types of civil actions and criminal prosecutions can be brought after the occurrence of the injury or the offense. The

that hears and determines cases initially is called a trial court. Sometimes, a party will request that a higher court review the decision of a lower court. This process is called an appeal. Such reconsideration is normally confined to review of the record from the lower court, with no new testimony taken and no new issues raised. Only the judge, or panel of judges (depending on the court), will hear the appeal. A review by a higher court may result in affirmance, reversal, modification, or

court is known as the ________, as distinguished from the grand jury. 8. Written notice to the appellee advising of appellant’s intention to appeal is called a(n) ________. 9. The ________ is a written list of cases awaiting trial. 10. The judge who presides at the trial of a case is known as ________. 11. ________ is when jurors who participated in a verdict are examined to see whether they unanimously support the verdict. 12. A person who is qualified, either by actual experience or by careful

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