Spousal support: Financial assistance paid to a former spouse based on a court order or agreement. Sometimes also called maintenance; sometimes referred to as maintenance in other locations outside of British Columbia. Spousal support is different from child support or special or extraordinary expenses. Used when a summary (provincial) judicial appeal is heard and the appeal is allowed. Used when a hearing is required on request to determine whether the minor should apply to an adult court or a juvenile court. Service: Bring a court document to another person in the manner required by law. Judicial Case Conference (JCC): A confidential meeting that both parties usually have to have with a judge or master before a controversial court application can be filed. The objective is to clearly identify the issues to be decided, to examine the different ways of resolving the problems (for example, settlement conferences, mediation or other means) and to monitor the progress of the case before the court (for example, the timing of the hearing or the exchange of information). Either party may apply for a CGC at any time. Authorization of absence from court: Authorization of the court to respond to certain types of requests or to proceed in a certain manner. Used when the defendant is not in custody because of this document and is expected to appear in court for the first time in a particular case.

First Appearance: A first appearance describes the first time the accused is asked to appear in court. Fees: Fees charged by an institution. For example, money paid to take legal action. Injunction: A protection order issued by a court judge to protect one person from another. Injunctions list certain conditions based on individual needs that the person named in the injunction must follow. Injunctions are issued in a civil court (family court) and there must be a family relationship. They differ from the bonds of peace in several elements. See Obligations of the Peace, (Common Law and 810 Recognizance) No Contact Orders, Protection Orders Court Order: A legal binding decision of a court. A court order is usually written in a document and contains instructions given by a judge to the court. There are legal consequences if a court order is disregarded.

Supreme Court: www.bccourts.ca/supreme_court/practice_and_procedure/acts_rules_and_forms/ Provincial Court: www.courtsnb-coursnb.ca/content/cour/en/provincial.html Author: A person convicted by a court, whether by accepting an admission of guilt or establishing guilt. In an informal context, it may also refer to a person suspected of having committed a crime. Counterclaim: A sued person may respond by filing their own lawsuit against the party who filed the lawsuit. Claims are usually related, for example, a builder may sue an owner for unpaid work, but the owner may make claims for damage the builder has caused to their property. The court will then deal with both claims at the same time. Fine: A fine is a penalty or aspect of a penalty that is a sum of money to be paid to the court. Provincial Court: The Provincial Court is the first level of British Columbia`s justice system that deals with criminal, quasi-criminal (violations of provincial law), family, youth, small claims, transportation and municipal matters. The court also conducts preliminary hearings.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Alternative Dispute Resolution is the use of arbitration, negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution as opposed to disputes in the resolution of legal disputes, particularly civil disputes. The objective of ADR is to provide a less conflict-oriented and/or more cost-effective means of resolving a dispute than a dispute. See also Arbitration and Mediation. Complainant: The party who appealed to a higher court. The other party is called the respondent. British Columbia Court of Appeal: Hears appeals of indictments from the trial courts. Also hears appeals of Supreme Court decisions on summary appeals of convictions. It is not a court of first instance.

Used when an accused chooses to be tried by a Supreme Court judge alone or by a Supreme Court judge and jury and does not request a preliminary inquiry and the judge asks him to answer in court. Provincial Court: Attorney courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_criminal_rules_forms.htm: A lawyer who represents the federal, state or local government in court proceedings. Also known as Crown counsel. No-show: A term used when a defendant does not appear on a scheduled hearing date. Used when the court indicates that the adjournment serves to have the parents present to prove the age and notification in relation to the reason for the publication “TPA” (To Prove Age).