Thursday, May 13, 2010

Legal Procedures 02: Jurisdiction of appellate courts (Court of Appeals and Supreme Court)

Free PDF legal procedures jurisdiction of Court of Appeals Supreme Court(Note: Please surf to the complete list of available PDFs on legal procedures in criminal and civil cases.)

As I noted in an earlier post, I will be posting PDFs on various legal procedures in civil and criminal cases for the use of the general public, law students and bar candidates. You can freely download these PDF materials (surf to the complete list of available PDFs) and use them for your own reference, or print and distribute them to your friends or colleagues. You must not, however, edit these materials or use them commercially or for profit.

I designed these materials in 2003 and have not been able to make major revisions. Please check the Supreme Court website for any change in the legal procedures.

The use of graphics or cartoons to illustrate these PDF materials is in keeping with the theory of Jerry Lucas, renowned memory expert and one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all time. He said that people tend to remember words, things or ideas better and faster when they are associated with funny, fantastic or outlandish images. The use of these graphics also lessens the intimidation felt by people (non-lawyers and non-law students) when studying legal topics.

The other PDFs to be posted later on are printed one topic per letter-sized paper. You can cut the PDFs along the dashed lines and then compile them into a hard bound or ring bound album. Or you can place related pages side by side on 8.5 by 13 sized paper (like the PDF above) and then compile them into an album.

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