Glossary

Assist judges with research and drafting of opinions.

A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.

A person who practices or studies law; an attorney or a counselor.

Meets the informational needs of the judges and lawyers.

A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.