PP3e Glossary - Z09_GOLD0000_00_SE_GLOS.QXD 12/9/09 2:44 AM...

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Glossary ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct A recommended set of ethics and professional conduct guidelines for lawyers, prepared by American Bar Association, originally released in 1983; prior release was Model Code of Professional Conduct. Administrative agencies Agencies that the legislative and executive branches of federal and state governments establish. Administrative law Substantive and procedural law that governs the operation of administrative agencies. Administrative law judge (ALJ) A judge who presides over an administrative proceeding and who decides the questions of law and fact that arise in the proceeding. Administrative Procedure Act (APA) An act that establishes certain administrative procedures that federal administrative agencies must follow in conducting their affairs. Admitted A possible response of the defendant to the complaint which accepts the facts of the averment are true. Affirm The appellate court agrees with the outcome of trial and can find no reversible error and the decision of the trial court stands. Agent A party who agrees to act on behalf of another. ALS (Acredited Legal Secretary) The basic certification for legal professionals from NALS. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) Methods of resolving disputes other than litigation. American Arbitration Association (AAA) A private nonprofit organization providing lists of potential arbitrators for the parties to select from and a set of rules for conducting the private arbitration. American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) National organization of paralegal educators and institutions offering paralegal education programs. American Bar Association (ABA) Largest professional legal organization in the United States. Amicus curia Briefs submitted by interested parties who do not have standing in the action as a “friend of the court.” Answer Document by which the defendant responds to the allegations contained in the plaintiff’s complaint. Appeal The act of asking an appellate court to overturn a decision after the trial court’s final judgment has been entered. Appellant The appealing party in an appeal. Also known as petitioner . Appellate courts Courts which review the record from the trial court to determine if the trial judge made an error in applying the procedural or substantive law. Appellee The responding party in an appeal. Also known as respondent . Applications software Applications programs are software that perform generic tasks such as word processing. Arbitration A form of ADR in which the parties choose an impartial third party to hear and decide the dispute. Arbitration clause A clause in contracts that requires disputes arising out of the contract to be submitted to arbitration. A clause contained in many international contracts that stipulates that any dispute between the parties concerning the performance of the contract will be submitted to an arbitrator or arbitration panel for resolution. Arraignment
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course LEGAL PA101 taught by Professor Pamelabasmajian during the Winter '11 term at Kaplan University.

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PP3e Glossary - Z09_GOLD0000_00_SE_GLOS.QXD 12/9/09 2:44 AM...

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