Legal process

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Legal process (or sometimes "process"), are the proceedings in any civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution and, particularly, describes the formal notice or writ used by a court to exercise jurisdiction over a person or property.[1] Such process is usually "served" upon a party, to compel that party to come to court, and may take the form of a summons, mandate, subpoena, warrant, or other written demand issued by a court.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, David (1980). Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press. p. 1003. ISBN 0-19-866110-X. 
  2. ^ Black, Henry C. (1990). Black's Law Dictionary. St. Paul, Mn.: West Publishing. p. 1205. ISBN 0-314-76271-X. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hartzler, H. Richard (1976). Justice, Legal Systems, and Social Structure. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press.
  • Kempin, Jr., Frederick G. (1963). Legal History: Law and Social Change. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Murphy, Cornelius F. (1977). Introduction to Law, Legal Process, and Procedure. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing.
  • Schwartz, Bernard (1974). The Law in America. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co.