Action Case- Cause, suit, or controversy disputed or contested before a court of justice.
Additur - An increase by a judge in the amount of damages awarded by a jury.
Adjective law - Also, procedural law. That body of law which governs the process of protecting the rights under substantive law.
Adjudication - Giving or pronouncing a judgment or decree. Also the judgment given.
Administrative agencies - Agencies created by the legislative branch of government to administer laws pertaining to specific areas such as taxes, transportation, and labor.
Administrator - 1. One who administers the estate of a person who dies without a will. 2. A court official.
Admiralty law - Also, maritime law. That body of law relating to ships, shipping, marine commerce and navigation, transportation of persons or property by sea, etc.
Admissible evidence - Evidence that can be legally and properly introduced in a civil or criminal trial.
Admission - A statement tending to establish the guilt or liability of the person making the statement.
Admonish- To advise or caution. For example the court may caution or admonish counsel for wrong practices.
Advance sheets - Paperback pamphlets published by law book publishers weekly or monthly which contain reporter cases, including correct volume number and page number. When there are sufficient cases, they are replaced by a bound volume.
Adversary proceeding - One having opposing parties such as a plaintiff and a defendant. Individual lawsuit(s) brought within a bankruptcy proceeding.
Adversary system - The system of trial practice in the United States and some other countries in which each of the opposing, or adversary, parties has the opportunity to present and establish opposing contentions before the court.