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Glossary of Legal Definitions

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The following list of legal definitions taken from the California Court's website may be useful in your California Family Law case. For further definitions in other areas of law not covered here, please visit the California Court's website.

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Record

A written account of the proceedings in a case, including all pleadings, evidence, exhibits, and judgment submitted during the case.

Record On Appeal

A copy of the pleadings, evidence, exhibits, orders, and judgment, filed in a case in a trial court and atranscript of the testimony from the case.

Records Retention And Disposal Schedule

A system or plan covering all records kept by a court that states what records may be disposed of and when.

Recuse

To excuse (oneself) or be excused from a criminal or civil proceeding because of conflict of interest. For example, a judge may recuse himself or herself from a case because of personal or professional involvement with 1 or more of the parties.

Remittitur (Of Record)

The transfer of the records of a case from a Court of Appeal to the original trial court for further action or other disposition as ordered by the appellate court.

Reporter

A court official that records the proceedings in trials, including the questions asked of, and answers made by, witnesses.

Request For Admission

A method of discovery in which 1 party formally and in writing asks the opposing party to admit the truth of certain facts relevant to a case. (See also discovery.)

Reset

To put on the court calendar again. (See also calendar.)

Residency

The usual, official place of residence. The place where a person makes his or her home.

Respondent

The person against whom an appeal is made; the responding party in a dissolution, nullity, adoption, or probate case. (See also dissolution, nullity.)


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