LEGL 110#3 - LEGL 110 INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LITIGATION...

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LEGL 110 INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LITIGATION SPRING 2006 ASSIGNMENT #3 Robert C Brown Jr. 1. The three major ways in which attorneys categorize the law are to: a. Determine state or federal law b. Determine criminal or civil law c. Determine substantive and / or procedure law 2. The difference between substantive and procedural law is that, substantive law defines our legal rights and duties, and procedural law is comprised of the rules that govern how the legal system operates. 3. Federalism is the division of powers between the federal government and the state governments. 4. The four ways civil law differs from criminal law is: a. Civil law is invoked when one person hurts another. b. Civil law is based on common law. c. Civil law wins are based on preponderance of the evidence. d. Civil law remedies require the plaintiff to pay damages and/ or obey a court order to take a specific action or stop acting in a specific way. 5. The burden of proof term “beyond a reasonable doubt “ is when the proof is so conclusive that all reasonable doubts regarding the facts are removed from the juror’s minds. Used in criminal cases. The term “the preponderance of evidence”
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LEGL 110#3 - LEGL 110 INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LITIGATION...

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