Florida Courts / Edition 4

Florida Courts / Edition 4

by Carol M. Bast
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131199285

ISBN-13: 9780131199286

Pub. Date: 08/23/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This handbook provides basic Florida-specific information on state courts, persons involved with the state court system, alternative dispute resolution, and legal research. This text discusses in detailed, understandable language: court rules, criminal and civil cases, county courts, circuit courts, district courts of appeal, and the Florida supreme court

Overview

This handbook provides basic Florida-specific information on state courts, persons involved with the state court system, alternative dispute resolution, and legal research. This text discusses in detailed, understandable language: court rules, criminal and civil cases, county courts, circuit courts, district courts of appeal, and the Florida supreme court

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131199286
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/23/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents


Florida Constitution     1
Interplay among the three branches     1
State Courts     2
Relationship to federal courts     2
Televising court proceedings     4
State attorney     4
Public defender and capital collateral representative     4
Court rules     5
Juries     7
Judges     8
Attorneys     10
Pro se litigants     12
Legal assistants, paralegals, legal technicians     13
Florida Supreme Court-approved legal forms     14
Unauthorized practice of law     15
Florida Court System     18
Trial and appellate courts     19
Criminal and civil cases     20
Venue     22
Venue of a civil case     22
Venue of a criminal case     23
Florida County Courts     23
Jurisdiction     23
Procedure     23
Judges     24
Small Claims Court     25
Traffic Court     26
Florida Circuit Courts     27
Jurisdiction     27
Procedure     27
Judges     28
Magistrates     30
Personnel     30
Family Division     31
Florida District Courts of Appeal     33
Jurisdiction     33
Procedure     34
Judges     35
Personnel     36
Florida Supreme Court     36
Jurisdiction     36
Procedure     38
Justices     41
Personnel     42
Judicial Management Council of Florida     42
Nomination, Discipline, and Removal of Judges     43
Nomination     43
Discipline and removal     43
Alternative Dispute Resolution     45
Mediation     46
Arbitration     47
Citizen Dispute Settlement Centers     48
Florida Legal Research     49
Primary sources     50
Secondary sources     54
Finding tools     56
Computer-assisted legal research     57
Legal research exercises     57
Fla. R. App. P. 9.800     58
Online Sources     62
Case Law Questions     64
Statutes Questions     74
Website Questions      78
Endnotes     84
Index     91

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