Legal System Essay

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Cheltenham Girls’ High School

Preliminary Course Legal Studies

Assessment Task 2006

Topic 1:
The Legal System

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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|Introduction |1 |
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|The Local Court |2 |
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|The District Court |4 |
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|The Supreme Court |6 |
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|Alternative Dispute Resolutions |7 |
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|Legal Aid |8 |
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|Appendix |9 |
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|Bibliography |15 |

TABLE OF FIGURES

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|Figure 1 – Structure of the Local Court |2 |
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|Figure 2 – Structure of the District Court |4 |
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|Figure 3 – Structure of the Supreme Court |6 |

A court is where meetings are held. It is a session of an official body that has authority to try criminals, resolved dispute, or make other legal decisions. The main aims of the court is to maintain social order. For this, the courts interpret legislation and apply the legislation to solve disputes between citizens and the citizens and the state. To deal with the cases based on gravity of offences, the Hierarchy of Courts has been established.

• The Local Court
The Local Court is the first tier in the court hierarchy. The notion behind these courts is that disputes can be heard locally, settled quickly and more economically. Local Courts in NSW have jurisdiction to deal with a vast majority of criminal and summary prosecutions and civil matters with a monetary value of up to $60, 000. It also has range…