#EngVocab: People Involved in a Court

Good evening, fellas! How was your Saturday? I wish you guys had a good one.

I just watched a court-themed movie yesterday, titled A Few Good Men (1992). Have you guys watched it? It was about a U.S military trial in a case of murder due to “Code Red” action. I think it’s worth to watch especially if you’re interested in courtroom movies. An addition, it’s starring young Tom Cruise as the attorney. I can’t take my eyes off of the screen. ♥♥♥

So, guys, tonight I’d like to share some law vocabularies. It’s about people who are involved in a trial. Are you guys interested? Stay tuned! #EngVocab

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1) JUDGE

a public officer authorized  to hear and decide cases in  a court of law.

In Indonesia, it’s known as HAKIM.

aTTORNEY

2) ATTORNEY

a lawyer qualified to represent clients in legal proceedings.

In Indonesia, it’s known as PENGACARA or ADVOKAT.

prosecutor

3) PROSECUTING ATTORNEY/PROSECUTOR

an attorney who represents the state in a courtroom. His job is to sue the defendant.

In Indonesia, it’s known as JAKSA PENUNTUT UMUM.

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4) DEFENDANT

a person accused of the crime.

In Indonesia, it’s known as TERDAKWA.

witness

5)WITNESS

a person called in a lawsuit to give testimony before the court or jury.

In Indonesia, it’s known as SAKSI.

JURY

6)JURY

People selected and sworn to inquire into and declare a verdict, whether the defendant charges guilty or not.

Jury term only exists in Anglo-Saxon countries, such as Britain and United States. In Indonesia, there’s no such thing as jury because we subscribe to Civil law system where the verdict is given by The Judge.

CLERK

7) CLERK OF THE COURT

a secretary who records, documents, the proceedings of a court trial and hearings.

In Indonesia, it’s known as PANITERA.

It’s a wrap, fellas. Are you guys familiar with those words? I hope the (new) words will be useful for you someday.

Anyway, thank you for joining me in this session. Happy weekend, fellas!


 

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on November 21, 2015

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