A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Types of Courts

Annulment Applications
Annulment Applications

You may make an application for annulment of your conviction or sentence imposed by the Local Court where the original proceedings were held. However, you can only do this if you were not in court when the conviction was made or when the sentence was imposed.

Appeals Against Decisions of the RMS
Appeals Against Decisions of the RMS

The local court also determines appeals against its own decisions when a person is convicted and sentenced in their absence. This is called a Section 4 Review or an Application for Annulment. A magistrate of the local court can also review a decision of a registrar, such as decisions in Notices of Motion, however, a magistrate cannot review a decision of an assessor.

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Applications for Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)
Applications for Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)

An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an Order made by a court against a person who makes you fear for your safety, to protect you from further violence, intimidation or harassment. All Apprehended Violence Orders made by the court prohibit the person who is causing these fears from assaulting, harassing, threatening, stalking, or intimidating you.

Article I Courts
Article I Courts

ARTICLE I COURTS. These are courts created by Congress under its power under Article I of the Constitution, and include: TERRITORIAL COURTS. There are federal courts located in the districts of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Bail Applications
Bail Applications

Some differences about Supreme Court and District Court Bail applications These bail hearings are more formal than in the Local Court. It is rare for an accused person to appear in person in the Supreme Court.

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Bankruptcy Courts
Bankruptcy Courts

Filing bankruptcy can help a person by discarding debt or making a plan to repay debts. A bankruptcy case normally begins when the debtor files a petition with the bankruptcy court. A petition may be filed by an individual, by spouses together, or by a corporation or other entity.

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Civil Cases
Civil Cases

Civil Cases. A federal civil case involves a legal dispute between two or more parties. A civil action begins when a party to a dispute files a complaint, and pays a filing fee required by statute. A plaintiff who is unable to pay the fee may file a request to proceed in forma pauperis.

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Courts of Appeals
Courts of Appeals

Each circuit has its own Court of Appeals that reviews cases decided in U.S. District Courts within the circuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit brings the number of federal appellate courts to 13. This court takes cases from across the nation, but only particular types of cases.

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Criminal Cases
Criminal Cases

Criminal cases differ from civil cases. At the beginning of a federal criminal case, the principal actors are the U.S. Attorney (the prosecutor) and the grand jury. The U.S. Attorney represents the United States in most court proceedings, including all criminal prosecutions.

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District Courts
District Courts

The District Courts of Montana are courts of general jurisdiction, dealing with both civil and criminal cases.

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International Trade Commission
International Trade Commission

The United States Court of International Trade (in case citations, Int'l Trade or Intl. Trade), formerly the United States Customs Court, and before that the Board of General Appraisers, is an Article III court, with full powers in law and equity.

Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Patent Trial and Appeal Board

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is an administrative law body of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which decides issues of patentability. It was formed on September 16, 2012 as one part of the America Invents Act.

Some Family law Cases
Some Family law Cases

Family Cases. Family cases are a type of civil case, but they generally involve issues between or concerning spouses, parents, and children. Family courts handle a wide variety of cases involving domestic matters. The most common issues handled at family court include: Marriage Dissolution.

Supreme Court
Supreme Court

A supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of many legal jurisdictions. Other descriptions for such courts include court of last resort, instance court, judgment court, apex court, and highest court of appeal.

United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Federal Claims

The United States Court of Federal Claims began the month with our traditional Law Day Lunch, hosted by the CFC Bar Association and executed by our Clerk of Court, Lisa Reyes and her colleagues Kelley Morgan, Aimee Snow, and the indispensable Megan Donley!

United States Court of International Trade
United States Court of International Trade

The United States Court of International Trade, formerly the United States Customs Court, and before that the Board of General Appraisers, is an Article III court, with full powers in law and equity.

United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was established by Congress in 1978. The Court entertains applications made by the United States Government for approval of electronic surveillance, physical search, and certain other forms of investigative actions for foreign intelligence purposes.

United States Tax Court
United States Tax Court

The Tax Court's video production, "An Introduction to the United States Tax Court", is now available for viewing online.

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