Summons - document telling you a lawsuit is started and to go to court
Complaint- sets out the issues of the case
Answer - the responsive paper filed to respond to a lawsuit
Pleadings - the Summons, Complaint and Answer
Service- papers being delivered in various ways to the parties of a lawsuit
Affidavit for Service - explains how the papers were served
Discovery- an exchange of information between the parties of a lawsuit
Interrogatories - written questions
Bill of Particulars - asks for details and documents
EBT notice - seeks a deposition or examination before trial
deposition or examination before trial - when questions are asked of a person in person, recorded under oath
Judge- hears the case
Court officer- handles courtroom formalities and security
Court stenographer - records the minutes of the case
Court attorney - the judge's attorney; also called a Law Secretary
Court clerk- handles paperwork in the court or courtroom
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