Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


The Federal Court System

No description

Ben Rogers

on 27 September 2018

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of The Federal Court System

Trial Courts
- court in which a dispute is first heard.

- Has original jurisdiction and renders a verdict.
Appellate Courts
- reviews decisions of lower courts when a party claims an error of law was made.

- affirm (uphold), reverse (over-turn), amend (change), or remand (sent back to the trial court for corrective action or new trial).
1. Federal District Courts
- lowest level of federal court (trial court of the federal system)

Original jurisdiction:
- federal questions
- diversity of citizenship
3. United States Supreme Court
- both original and appellate jurisdiction
- original = cases in which the government is a party.
- appellate = writ of certiorari (order compelling lower court to turn over the record of the case)
State courts with specialized or limited jurisdiction:
2. Federal Courts of Appeal
appellate jurisdiction
- district courts, certain specialized federal courts, and most federal administrative agencies

The Dual Court System
Trial Courts and Appellate Courts

3 levels with general jurisdiction
12 circuit courts and 1 for the "federal circuit"
179 judges
- lifetime appointment
= $213,300
1. Associate Circuit Courts
- aka county courts
- minor criminal cases, state traffic offenses, lawsuits less than $25,000
2. City or Municipal Courts
- aka misdemeanor court
- offenses that occur within city limits
- 2 areas = traffic and nontraffic divisions
3. Small Claims Courts
- handle disputes less than $2,500
4. Juvenile Courts
- handle cases involving minors
5. Family Court
- Typical handles divorce and custody issues
6. Probate Court
- handles probate and estate issues
CANVAS Exit Slip (probate lawyers)
Canvas exit slip
Federal Court System Overview (Canvas)
How are disputes resolved?
1. Litigate (litigation) - allow the court to settle the dispute.
2. Mediator (mediation) or Arbitrator (arbitration) - alternative to going to court.
Canvas Exit Slip
Indiana Supreme Court (Canvas)
Full transcript