Legal process


Legal process (sometimes simply process) is any formal notice or writ by a court obtaining jurisdiction over a person or property.[1] Common forms of process include a summons, subpoena, mandate, and warrant.[2] Process normally takes effect by serving in on a person, arresting a person, posting it on real property, or seizing personal property.

Example of physical procedural records from the Court of Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
Example of electronic consultation of physical procedural records of the Court of Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

See also


References


  1. Walker, David (1980). Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press. p. 1003. ISBN 0-19-866110-X.
  2. Black, Henry C. (1990). Black's Law Dictionary. St. Paul, Mn.: West Publishing. pp. 1205. ISBN 0-314-76271-X.

Further reading


  • Hartzler, H. Richard (1976). Justice, Legal Systems, and Social Structure. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press.
  • Kempin, Jr., Frederick G. (1963). Legal History: Law and Social Change. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Murphy, Cornelius F. (1977). Introduction to Law, Legal Process, and Procedure. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing.
  • Schwartz, Bernard (1974). The Law in America. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co.