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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Legal Definitions - Z
A to Z Blogging Challenge. My topic is LEGAL DEFINITIONS EXPLAINED IN PLAIN [AND HOPEFULLY HUMOROUS] ENGLISH.
Hallelujah! The last letter!
Zealous representation - To represent a client diligently with competence and promptness, passionately assert the client's position under the rules of the adversary system. The key phrase here is “under the rules”. I can't encourage my clients to manufacture or conceal evidence, or lie under oath. I can't outright lie to the judge or jury. Even if I know the opposing party is lying.
Zoning - Land is classified into zones for different uses such as industrial, open space, residential, commercial. The zoning ordinance governs the types of structures, density, and land use for various parts of the town or community. Zoning is performed by a city council, or for unincorporated areas, the county board of supervisors.
ZZZZ – Yes, I've fallen asleep in court, after lunch while waiting for TWO-AND-A HALF HOURS for a judge to be assigned to my case. No, I only dozed for maybe 5 minutes until the bailiff woke me up and told me to go out in the hallway and splash cold water on my face. Many years ago I was also a juror on a case and I could have sworn the judge had fallen asleep [because he leaned back with his eyes closed and his head resting on the back of the chair], but every time an attorney made an objection, he did rule on it, so either he was a light sleeper, a good faker, or he really was paying attention with his eyes closed and his face relaxed. [Thanks to Donna Everhart for the idea for this definition.]
For those interested, I obtained primary information on these definitions from the following sites:
YAY! I finished the A to Z Blogging Challenge!
I'm exhausted lol