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COMMON LEGAL TERMS: Legal Glossary “A” –

November 26, 2019

Welcome, to legal terms that start with the
letter A… to abscond is to secretly travel at the
jurisdiction of the court or try hide in order to avoid legal process absentee a person who has
disappeared or whose whereabouts are unknown access typically referring to family law
cases this is the right up a party to spend time with the children on a
regular basis and to receive information on the
children’s health education and well-being this is compared to the terms custody or custodial parent and visitation the
accused is a person or company charged with a crime or a defendant in a criminal matter an
acquittal is a finding of not guilty in a criminal case an act is a law passed by provincial or
federal legislatures the court can also be directed to look
at D’s axe office in what are sometimes
referred to as authorities an example of this would be
an accused person asking a judge to look at the evidence
act in Ontario to decide on the
admissibility up a piece of evidence in another example if you are suing a school board in a civil matter you may
look to the Education Act in Ontario as an authority on whether a
teacher or principal had a duty ok to you I lack of which could result in a negligence finding an
action is a legal proceeding in a civil case a family court case can also be called a
family action we’re a family matter just a side note Family Court is
considered civil law Actus reus is Latin for guilty act it’s a voluntary action or
omission that when intentional results in a
criminal offence in criminal law guilty act must be
usually accompanied by guilty mind or mens rea a for there to
be a conviction guilt endangerment is a postponement a court
hearing to another date if you’re in custody
this may be called being remanded admissible evidence is evidence that may
be received by a trial court to aid fact-finder either the judge or
jury in deciding the merits of the
controversy each jurisdiction has rules of evidence to determine questions admissibility because there
are rules for admissibility if something is admissible that means
it’s typically in compliance I’ll exclusionary rules or rules that and it’s being excluded an affidavit is a written statement or
declaration facts that are sworn or affirmed to be true an affidavit of
service is simply an affidavit certifying that
document has been served on somebody an affirmation is a solemn declaration made by a person to tell the truth lying
in an affirmation is perjury a criminal offence being affirmed or giving you know is basically a
promise to tell the truth when use where or it’s also referred to
as affirming or commissioning an affidavit You Can
Dance Wear before God or affirmed tell the truth aggravated damages are often not awarded
when the to apply is where the injury I or damages onto a person are from a wrongdoers
behavior examples of this in law can also be
found in criminal law just referring to the term aggravated for example aggravated assault is a more hey dis or horrific were terrible former assault compared to just a simple
assault the same is true for aggravated damages arbitration is a process that takes
place outside of court or a neutral third
party selected by the disputing parties makes a decision on the issue in dispute
much like a judge except its binding meaning it’s a final
decision a judge’s order on the other hand can be
appealed amicus curiae is Latin for friend-of-the-court each
representing yourself you may hear this more often than not
and it is essentially a lawyer was just the court
during the course of the hearing to represent the position or interest
usually at the court’s request an example maybe in a sexual assault
case where’d the court me order that a
self-represented party cannot cross-examine a completed or
witness personally and lawyer must do so on
their behalf see section for 8 6.3 up the Criminal Code for more
information on how this can be applied to you and your case there are very specific
reasons on how a court can impose a lawyer on
you against your will this is the only
statute or law that allows for this to happen in Canada
otherwise representing yourself is a common law
principle it is deeply entrenched into the Canadian legal system subscribe
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applications an annulment is a declaration by a judge that marriage is invalid if marriages
annulled in his if the marriage never occurred an answer is a response to an allegation or an application applications in terms
of civil court cases an appeal is a request made to a higher
court tribunal or authority for the review of
the decision an appeal period is obviously period of
time you have to appeal decision and talent is a party that’s bringing an
appeal an appearance notices a document that requires people to appear in court
to answer to charges this is to be compared to subpoena or
warrant which will be described in other videos an app cation is the commencement or the start
a proceeding in a court by way of filing the
appropriate court for it’s essentially a request up the court and appliqued is a person who starts for
makes an application to apprehend means to take or two CDs in child protection cases it means to
remove a child from his or her parents with a person having carried that child to take them to a place of safety only
child protection service workers and police officers have the authority
to apprehend a child arrears is money that is owed to a party under a court order or agreement has not
been paid it’s commonly referred to in family court cases when speaking of
child support an arrest is the taking or keeping a
person in custody by legal authority which usually is in
response to a criminal charge the rest must then be justified to the
court why your rest is lawful protection from unlawful arrests is
found in the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms an assessment is the determination of
the rate where the amount of something for
example damages or a fine to be imposed by a judge in
family law cases and assessment is an analysis by qualified professional typically a
doctor who investigates assesses and reports on the needs of
children and the ability up the parties to provide those needs in
criminal law cases its a determination by a qualified
person to determine the mental condition up an accused person in civil law its a determination I’ll the capacity of
a person to manage property to make personal care decisions order to
properly retain and instruct counsel an attorney also referred to as counsel is a term for lawyer it’s commonly used
in United States is also a person who has been appointed under a power of attorney by a capable
grantor to act on their behalf the attorney general is the principal
officer of the crown the minister of the
province or the federal government responsible
for the administration of justice thank you for watching please subscribe
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  1. I am happily impress with the relevance and professionalism of this presentation.. Very kind at suggesting additional sources. Great for my studies and for any person who wants to learn about our law. 

  2. Hi, this is really helpful. Do you have all of the vocabulary in PDF or word format for studying purposes? thanks.

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  5. I'm a translator of English into Arabic, specialized in legal documents, I found this video very helpful. In addition to explaining the terms I may find in the documents I translate, I also benefit from the pronunciation of the terms. Thank you very much for the effort. I intend to watch all the videos. Keep up the good work!

  6. I am currently in Intro to law. They are spelling Lex Loci Delecti. I am seeing it spelled as Delicti. Are both correct? I do not want to call out the instructor.

  7. nice video sir, Thank you!
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  8. thanks for the sharing and explanation and if there are more teaching videos like this please let me know. thank you so much….

  9. I didn't catch this was for a Canadian Legal System until about half-way through. A lot of these terms are synonymous with terms of the legal system in the US, minus some minor differences

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