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What is Civil Court?

The Civil Court provides a system for parties to resolve disputes. In civil cases, the Plaintiff files a case against the Defendant. There are two types of trials; court trial and jury trial. In a court trial, the judge listens to both sides present their case and then comes to a conclusion within the bounds of the law. Any party can demand a jury to determine the outcome of their case. When a jury is selected, the jurors listen to both sides and follow the same guidelines as a judge to decide the case. The plaintiff must prove his or her case by a preponderance of the evidence. There is no right to a court-appointed attorney in a civil case.

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