Lane County Circuit Court wants to thank the National Association for Court Management for permission to use this glossary, which was developed by the American Bar Association, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Idaho State Administrative Office of the Courts. We wish to extend our appreciation for permission to use some of their excellent material.
About this Glossary
This glossary defines a number of legal terms in common use that generally are not understood. The following definitions are not legal definitions of these terms. Most of them have very definite legal meanings that vary from one state to another. These are merely plain-English definitions intended to give you a general idea of the meanings.
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