Who Are the People in Court?


attorneyWhen people go to court, they often have lawyers. Lawyers are also called attorneys. Lawyers give advice to people on their disagreements in court. It is the lawyer’s job to talk to the judge and jurors for the people who come to court. You don’t have to have a lawyer to go to court. When a lawyer talks for someone who has come to court, it means that the lawyer “represents” the person. Each lawyer represents only one person in court. So, if many people are involved in a disagreement, there might be more than one lawyer in court. All kinds of people have lawyers, even children! Lawyers usually sit next to the person they represent in the court.

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