Though a lot of people might not actually realize this, a lot of what goes into legal work is legislative research. Legislative history research is one of the main ways that lawyers are able to make and argue their cases. If you are thinking about getting into this line of work or you want to do a little bit of legislative research for a case you are involved in, here are a few facts you need to know.
Legal English, which is something that confuses a lot of first year legal students, when written often has a lack of punctuation. One of the main reasons for this stems from the historic belief that the punctuation was not important to the text. Though this has not been true in most writing for quite a while, it is one of the many historical side effects new lawyers need to learn how to navigate when doing California legislative history research.
Legal English often uses the French grammatical structure in terms of legal documents since a lot of English legal presidents were borrowed from other countries. Though they were translated into English, a lot of the structure sticks around. In many cases, Legal English is difficult for the everyday citizen to properly decipher and understand as a result of this. This is one of the main reasons that people require the help of lawyers when navigating legal cases.
Civil lawsuits cost the United States an estimated 233 billion U.S. dollars annually. An estimated 46 percent of all jury trials in the United States are won by the plaintiff. It is important to remember that the state is the plaintiff in most criminal cases.