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An organ of government belonging to the judicial department and charged with resolving disputes among parties.Courts generally have jurisdictional requirements providing that only certain disputes among described parties for certain amounts of money may be heard.If you file your grievance in the wrong court, you may be prejudiced when the case is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and the time period during which to file in the proper court has expired.

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The new ACT Law Courts will also promote best practice facilities for witnesses and their families, have dedicated spaces for community service and domestic violence support agencies and a mediation hub with facilities capable of hosting multi-party mediations.
Vancouver: Law Courts Education Society of British Columbia, 2001.
The store is opposite the city's law courts and is, normally, the victim of about 10 shoplifting incidents a day.
Throughout her study, Hamilton rightly insists that not doctrine but a whole constellation of institutions - the episcopacy, the law courts, Parliament, and the monarchy - shaped the conflicts she examines.
The group is one of the security industry's pre-eminent consortia, with more than 2,400 members from more than 1400 financial services firms, ISPs, security vendors, law enforcement agencies, law courts, regulatory agencies and consumer groups from around the world.
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i) Fanling Magistrates' Courts at Fanling Law Courts Building, 1 Pik Fung Road, Fanling, New Territories, Hong Kong; and
I POPPED into Middlesbrough town, parking in the Elm Street bays by the law courts and behind the register office, got my ticket and went about my business.
Their headquarters were located at the back of the law courts building.
The annual visit of a High Court judge to the Law Courts in Old Elvet was marked by a pageant with its roots far back in history.
The 1,672 sq ft unit is situated in Derby Square, just yards away from the Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts and close to James Street.
Midland financier Paul Bassi has been installed as High Sheriff of the West Midlands in a ceremony at Birmingham Law Courts.