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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the consultation is for conducting advice services legal and legal representation in litigation before the courts of general jurisdiction courts of (1 st and spring) appeal and specialized courts of the judicial and administrative action in the following areas of law : criminal law, social security and public law.
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.
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