Sources & History of the LawTypes of Case Law–CivilRelates to disputes arising between private individuals–CriminalRelates to issues arising between individuals and the state
Attributes of LawCriminal Law vs. Civil Law–Differences are:•Criminal•Crime against society as a whole•Punishment of wrongdoer•Incarceration•Lawsuit filed by government•Government working lawyer•Paid for by the government•Civil•Wrong doings other than crime•Usually done to an individual•Compensation for injury•Injured person commences the lawsuit•Person suing hires and pays for their own lawyer
Sources & History of the LawTypes of Cases–Civil•Contracts•Torts (Negligence, Assault, defamation, ....)•Domestic Relations•Wills and Estates–Criminal•Robbery, burglary, theft•Arson•Murder, Assault, Battery, ...
Sources & History of the LawTypes of CasesMostcourts have substantive jurisdiction over both civil and criminal mattersExcept for some specialty courts, like federal bankruptcy courts, the U.S. Tax Court, etc., whose substantive jurisdiction is limited to their specialty
Legal Organizations•12 Agencies you should be aware of –IRS- DOJ–OSHA- USCIS–FDA- ABC–EPA- PH–EEOC- DOT–DOL- Dept. of Treasury
Legal OrganizationsFederal Agencies •Internal Revenue Service (IRS)–