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Jurisdiction

Arizona Legal Glossary
Jurisdiction:

/ˌjo͝orisˈdikSHən/

noun

A court’s authority or power to act. A court needs to have jurisdiction over the geographic area or subject matter of the proceeding and the person against whom the case is being made.

The court decided it didn’t have jurisdiction in the case.

Judge Pro Tempore

Arizona Legal Glossary
Judge Pro Tempore:

An individual who is assigned to perform a judge’s duties on a temporary basis.

It was necessary to use a judge pro tempore for this particular case.

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