Category Archives: Today’s Legal Word

Legal Definition of the Day: Grand Jury

A group of individuals summoned to evaluate whether a prosecutor has presented sufficient evidence to bring formal charges against a criminal suspect.

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Legal Definition of the Day: Public Defender

A public defender is an attorney paid by the government to represent indigent individuals who’ve been charged with committing a crime.  To fully understand what these lawyers do, I recommend you watch a compelling documentary, Gideon’s Army.  This film follows … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Settlement

A settlement is a legally binding agreement between opposing parties to resolve a lawsuit.

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Word of the Day:  Prosecutor

A prosecutor is a lawyer who initiates criminal cases, on behalf of the government, against those accused of a crime.  He or she handles the criminal case from inception through trial.  

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