Lis pendens - A pending suit.
Litigant - A party to a lawsuit.
Litigation - A lawsuit; a legal action, including all proceedings therein.
Living trust - A trust set up and in effect during the lifetime of the grantor. (Also called inter vivos trust.)
Loose-leaf services - Loose-leaf replacement pages provided by a publisher in areas of the law where changes occur at a rapid rate.
Magistrate - Judicial officer exercising some of the functions of a judge. It also refers in a general way to a judge.
Malfeasance - The commission of an unlawful act.
Malicious prosecution - An action instituted with intention of injuring the defendant and without probable cause, and which terminates in favour of the person prosecuted.
Malpractice - Any professional misconduct.
Mandamus - A writ by which a court commands the performance of a particular act.
Manslaughter - The unlawful killing of another without intent to kill; either voluntary (upon a sudden impulse); or involuntary (during the commission of an unlawful act not ordinarily expected to result in great bodily harm).
Marshal - The executive officer of the federal court.
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Directory- A publication of several volumes which contains names, addresses, specialties, and rating of United States lawyers; also includes digests of state and foreign statutory law.
Material evidence- Evidence which is relevant to the issues in a case.
Source: Jurist International.