General Jurisdiction

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General Jurisdiction

The legal authority of a court to entertain whatever type of case comes up within the geographical area over which its power extends.

General jurisdiction differs from special or limited jurisdiction, which is the power of a court to hear only certain types of cases, or those in which the amount in controversy is below a certain sum or that is subject to exceptions.

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Thanks to this decision, the judicial and organizational activities of the courts of general jurisdiction of the Kamchatka Territory will be improved.
Marylands circuit court judges salary comes in 21st nationally among courts of general jurisdiction.
The SC said regional trial courts are courts of general jurisdiction because [a]ll cases, the jurisdiction over which is not specifically provided for by law to be within the jurisdiction of any other court, fall under the jurisdiction of the regional trial court.
When appearing at hearings at courts of general jurisdiction with corporate clients, they and I are often impressed by the tremendous variety of issues a single judge must handle.
The State Council Judges Club stated that the dual judiciary system Egypt follows dictates that the State Council represents the courts of general jurisdiction and courts of common law; disciplinary judiciary thus falling under the category.
To attain board certification in civil law, attorneys must practice law for a minimum of five years, of which at least 50 percent has been spent actively participating in civil trial law; conduct at least 15 contested civil cases in courts of general jurisdiction, including cases as lead counsel and cases before a jury; complete at least 50 hours of approved continuing legal education programs; demonstrate substantial involvement and competence in the specialty area; be favorably evaluated by judges and other lawyers regarding competence, character and professionalism; and pass a written examination in the specialty area.
Not only do courts of general jurisdiction lack ready access to reliable scientific and technical expertise on the bench, but many judges have never studied environmental law or had any specific training in it.
Employees are now forced to sue in courts of general jurisdiction for violation of their rights.
English law distinguished courts of general jurisdiction from courts of limited jurisdiction.
The Urban Institute, on behalf of BJS, will be contacting each office that handles felony cases in courts of general jurisdiction.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics presents Prosecutors in State Courts, 2005, which presents findings from the 2005 National Survey of Prosecutors, the latest in a series of data collections about 2,300 state court prosecutors' offices in the United States that tried felony cases in state courts of general jurisdiction.