What happens at a mention in Family Court?

What happens at a mention in Family Court?

A court mention or directions hearing usually marks the beginning of the court process. Attending this directions hearing will likely be the first time you attend court in this process. At the first hearing, the court will give directions regarding the further steps to be taken in the case.

What does LC stand for in law?


What do you call the victim in court?

Defendant: a person who has been formally charged with committing a crime; the person accused of a crime. Defense Attorney: the lawyer who represents the defendant in legal proceedings. Victims are usually not required to speak with defense attorneys except in court, but may do so if they choose.

What’s the difference between acquittal and not guilty?

Not guilty means that a defendant is not legally answerable for the criminal charge filed against him/her. An acquittal is a finding by a judge or jury that a defendant is not guilty of the crime charged. Note that an acquittal does not mean that the defendant is innocent in a criminal case.

Where does the accused sit in a courtroom?

Accused people usually sits in a section called the dock, or behind the bar table. Court reporter or transcriber is a court staff member who records the hearing and writes down or types what is being said.

What does the judge sit at?

The judge generally sits behind a raised desk, known as the bench. Behind the judge are the great seal of the jurisdiction and the flags of the appropriate federal and state governments. Judges usually wear a plain black robe (a requirement in many jurisdictions).

Does the defendant have to sit at the table?

A: Talk with the court clerk as to what the judge allows, or ask the judge in open court. You certainly cannot have just anyone sit at counsel’s table. If you are a defendant, and represent yourself, you will be sitting there, but witnesses and friends will not.

What is a judge’s decision called?

In law, a judgment, also spelled judgement, is a decision of a court regarding the rights and liabilities of parties in a legal action or proceeding. Judgments also generally provide the court’s explanation of why it has chosen to make a particular court order.

What are the 4 types of opinions?

Majority opinion.Dissenting opinion.Plurality opinion.Concurring opinion.Memorandum opinion.Per curiam opinion.Seriatim opinion.