GLOSSARY of TERMS:

 

Attorney: Legal counsel, licensed by the state, who represents the Plaintiff or Defendant.

 

Caucus: A private meeting of any two or more people involved in a mediation.

 

Cause: Another name for a court case, a cause of action. A cause is “styled” with the name of the Plaintiff and Defendant: Somebody vs Somebody-else.

 

Defendant: The person against whom the suit is brought.

 

Et al: Short for “and others.”

 

Initiator: Person who brings a complaint against another outside a court of law that calls for mediation. The Initiator is equivalent to the Plaintiff.

 

Judge: The final decider.

 

Lawyer: Another name for an attorney.

 

Litigation: Action in court regarding a lawsuit. A lawyer who practices law in a courtroom is called a litigator.

 

Party: A Plaintiff, Initiator, Defendant, or Respondent. They are all parties to the conflict. A corporation or other entity can initiate a lawsuit or action that requires mediation. In that case the corporation is a party.

 

Plaintiff: The person who brings a lawsuit against someone else.

 

Pro se: The Plaintiff or Defendant in a lawsuit who represents himself without the aid of an attorney.

 

Respondent: Person against whom the complaint is made. He/she is equivalent of a Defendant.

 

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Hewitt Mediations

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Settling Cases in Dallas Area Courts Since 2002
Hewitt Mediations
Settling Cases in Dallas Area Courts Since 2002
Hewitt Mediations
Settling Cases in Dallas Area Courts Since 2002
Hewitt Mediations

Scheduling:

Mr. Sandy Zucker

972-386-8372

Hewitt Mediations