Yes. The law allows for a legal liability to attach despite the diligence of one person to avoid said liability. One such example is the vicarious or subsidiary liability that the courts allow for torts and damages. The reason for this is that once the law has been broken and damage has been done there must be recompense and restitution. Therefore, one can be held legally liable such as in the case of corporate officers for certain acts that affect the general public. precedent: also known as jurisprudence, this refers to the body of law that is used as the legal basis for court decisions
Legal ethics (describe generally and give an example of an ethical rule applying to lawyers): this refers to the body of laws and guidelines that are meant to preserve the integrity of the legal profession and the judiciary. One such rule is the requirement that at all times lawyers are supposed to uphold the laws of the land and not take on suits which they know to be malicious civil law: the branch of law that deals with property relations and other such matters that do not fall under criminal law.
criminal law: the branch of law that deals with the guilt or innocence of an accused in criminal cases wherein a person commits a crime as defined under the law sources of law: the main source of law is the Constitution. This is supplemented by statutes, treaties, and federal laws. Frank Kafka (please explain his theory of types of juries (i. e grand and petit) A petit jury is an ordinary jury composed of twelve people who is tasked to ascertain the truth behind facts while a grand jury is that whose duty is to return an indictment.
This is also considered as a jury that hears the evidence at trial and determines the facts. legal realism: this refers to the body of theories concerning the nature of law that posits that all law is made by human beings and as such is subject to human imperfections and errors popular will: is the will of the majority or of the people to decide certain principles under the law, while this is left to the courts, the popular will is often resorted to in cases of unique controversy
official discretion: is the power of the courts to disregard or admit certain actions that are not sanctioned by proper procedure and is line with the power of the courts to adjudge as courts of equity adversary process (how the adversary system works): this is the process in courts by which facts are proven and the truth regarding a matter is ascertained. This involves the defense and the prosecution in criminal cases and the plaintiff and the defendant in civil cases lawyers: agents of the court tasked with either defending or prosecuting
law enforcement and monopoly on the use of force: agency tasked with carrying out certain legal orders and ensuring that the laws are carried out faithfully Jury nullification: when the jury makes an official rule void. It nullifies the law regardless of the weight of the evidence presented Alternative Dispute Resolution: the mode of settling disputes that does not seek recourse from the courts of all Mediation: a mode of alternative dispute resolution that allows parties to talk with each other to reach a resolution or amicable settlement
Arbitration: when the case is submitted to an independent arbitrator not an officer of the court to mediate or adjust between the parties recent legal development(s) (describe two): one recent development is the tort reform law which calls for a reduction in frivolous lawsuits that clogs the dockets of the court. Another recent development is the ruling of the court on religious freedom and expression. The new rule is in the case of Guinn v Church of Christ.