State and Federal Court Systems

Each state has its own state court system, from courts of limited jurisdiction (e.g., traffic court or justice of the peace), courts of general jurisdiction (e.g., trial courts, which may be called Superior, Common Pleas, and District Court), and appellate courts.

What are the courts of limited jurisdiction in your jurisdiction called? What are the trial courts called? What are the appellate courts called? How many justices are there on the appellate court, and approximately how many cases do they hear a year? What was the most interesting thing that you learned from this research project about your jurisdiction?




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