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Explain the Terms “Bench” and “Bar”

Courtrooms come in all shapes, sizes and colors.  From classical to modern, from opulent to austere, each courtroom is as unique as the architecture of the community it serves.  But whether the courtroom is located in Alaska or Florida, all courtrooms in America … Continue reading

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Can I Represent Someone Else in Court by Using a Power of Attorney?

Absolutely not. Despite the fact that it is called “power of attorney,” a power of attorney will NOT substitute for a license to practice law.  While a power of attorney may give you broad powers to act on someone else’s behalf, … Continue reading

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What is “Voir Dire”?

Simply stated, it’s jury selection.  Or, at least, that’s what it usually means. Most Common Usage:  Ordinarily, the term “voir dire” refers to the process of selecting a jury from a panel of prospective jurors (sometimes referred to as veniremen).  … Continue reading

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