Court 101: Common court terms you may not know

HARRISBURG — Have you ever wondered what is meant by ex parte, habeas corpus or even disposition?  Legal concepts and court terms can be complex. The infographic below highlights a few of these important court terms or visit to see our full legal glossary.

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PA Courts InfoShare is a monthly product of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) that visually highlights the work of the courts with interesting data and statistics obtained through the judiciary’s case management systems, interactive dashboards and other research. Reproduction is permissible with source cited.


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