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Chancery Court

January 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Unless you live in Delaware, Mississippi, or Tennesse, you may not be familiar with the term Chancery Court. But Chancery Courts were part of the English judicial system for hundreds of years, were brought to the American colonies, and were part of most U.S. states’ early judicial systems. The name itself originated outside of the […]

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Tags: Court Systems · Delaware · Illinois · Michigan · Mississippi · New York · South Carolina

Who is a Friend of the Court?

November 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Actually, the correct question is “What is a Friend of the Court?” The Friend of the Court we’re describing here is not a person. There is a different type of “friend of the court” who can be a person – or a group or organization – who files a brief in an appellate court case. […]

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Tags: Court Systems · Courtreference.com · Free Legal Help · Michigan

Court System Changes: Consolidation

October 31st, 2013 · No Comments

State trial court systems don’t change their structures often. Most are established by state constitutions, although some are established by acts of the state legislature. Some states have a mix of both; a prime example is Texas, which has both “Constitutional” County Courts (one in each county) and “Statutory” County Courts (commonly called Courts at […]

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