Court proceedings can be complex can as there are a number of different courts, procedures and considerations along the way.
Different courts have jurisdiction to hear different matters, including appeals from lower courts.
There are many differences between civil, or private, disputes and public, or criminal, matters.
In every court case there are a number of individuals involved, each with their own role to play in the proceedings.
Many civil disputes may be resolved without going to court. Even if the matter can't be resolved, there are things to consider before deciding to take the matter to court.
Jury duty is a serious responsibility. Jury selection is designed to help ensure that the jury reflects a random representation of the community.
Whether you are unrepresented by a lawyer or just want to better understand how the law applies to different situations, there are a number of ways to begin your legal research.
PLEA can provide you with information to help you understand many legal matters you, a family member or friend may be facing.