ADM number - An administration number that is allocated to a request.
Affidavit - A written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court.
Appellant - A person appealing or seeking a review against a judgment or order.
Applicant - A party (individual or organisation) who lodges and initiates a case (claim, cross claim or originating application) with the court. Was previously referred to as a Plaintiff on a Claim and an Applicant on an Application.
Authorisation - Endorsement or confirmation by the Presiding Officer or the Court Officer as per jurisdictionalrequirements
Backdated - To date a cheque, invoice, letter, document, with a date earlier than the actual date
Bail - An agreement in which you make an undertaking to be present through the proceedings and to comply with conditions.
Body Corporate - A separate legal entity (other than a natural person) that has a legal existence.
BPoint - Online system provided by the Commonwealth bank to enable the processing of telephonecredit card payments
Breach - When someone does not obey an order of the court
Calendar - An electronic chart showing the days, weeks and months of the year and displays thetimeslots (diaries) available on any given day
Card Verification Number (CVN) - A three-digit security number that usually appears on the back of a credit or debit card. It issometimes referred to as a card security code or card verification value and it provides extraprotection against fraud
Care and Protection - A type of matter brought under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017
Charge - The offence you are alleged to have committed
Civil case - Applications that fall within the civil area of the court
Claim - A type of case supported by pleadings (was previously referred to as a Summons in the District and Supreme Courts).
Committal hearing - A hearing held in the Magistrates Court to determine if there is sufficient evidence for an accused person to be committed to a higher court for trial.
Consumer Price Index - An index which provides a measure of the change in the average cost of a standard basket of retail goods by relating the cost in the current period to that of a base period; used as a measure of inflation
Contribution Claim - A document filed by the Respondent(s) outlining the contribution of the other party for the claim.
Copy of Record - A copy of record sets out the court case history from initiation to the date of generation of the Copy of Record.
Correspondence - Incoming and outgoing emails and documents between the court and parties
Counterclaim - A cross action in which an existing party seeks final relief from the Court against another existing party.
Court Request - A request for assistance by a self-represented case participant or their legal representativefor their appearance at a hearing. It also includes a request to adjourn a hearing by consent.
CourtSA - The online service where court users can initiate new cases, defend cases, lodge documents, download documents and view their case (with some exceptions).
CourtSA Form - Electronic form completed and lodged using CourtSA.
CourtSA Generated document - Document automatically produced by CourtSA based on information provided by the user when completing a CourtSA Form.
Cross Appeal - An appeal filed by the respondent countering the appellant’s appeal.
Cross Appellant - A person who files an appeal/review which counters the appellant’s appeal/review
Cross Claim - A collective term encompassing cross claim types Counterclaim, Third Party Claim, Contribution Claim and Combined Counterclaim & Third Party Claim documents.
Cross Respondent - A party called to answer an appeal/review of a Cross Appellant
Cross Review - A review filed by the respondent countering the appellant’s review
Debtrak - The fines and debt management system used by FERU. The CAA do not have access to this system
Defence - A document filed by the Respondent(s) in response to the claim made by the Applicant(s).
Disposition - The status of the party and/or subcase. It will be either finalised or unfinalised.
Ex parte - On the application of one party to an action in the absence of the other.
Exhibit - A document or thing that is referred to in an affidavit or statutory declaration. It may be evidence tendered in court. Formerly referred to as ‘Annexures’ in some jurisdictions.
Filed by - The person that lodged the document or process.
Filing Date - The date the document is accepted as part of the Court record.
Final Notice of Claim - A formal notice given to a person to demand payment of monies owed (or any other remedy you are seeking) before taking further civil court action. It is a low-cost opportunity to resolve the issue before issuing a civil court claim
Hearing type - Mediation - A form of alternative dispute resolution where an independent person (a mediator) is appointed to help the parties come to agreement. Mediators do not decide the outcome of the dispute. They help the parties consider the issues and best outcome. Parties may choose to use mediation instead of going to court, or the court may […]
Individual - A person who holds a position within an organisation and brings proceeding in that capacity. For example, a Public Officer, Chief Executive or Investigator.
Informant - The person, organisation or agency that lodges the Information and/or summons
Information - A formal document that details the charge or charges brought against a person, where the person is suspected of having committed an offence
Interested party - A party (whenever joined) against whom no relief is sought and whose interests are not directly and adversely affected by the claim, cross claim or originating application but who has an interest in respect of the final relief sought in an action or cross action to such an extent that the person should be joined […]
Interpreter - A person who interprets, especially one who translates speech orally or into sign language
Invoice - A request for payment for goods or services provided
Judgment debtor - The party liable to pay a debt that the court has ordered them to pay.
Non-Party - Any person that is not a party to the case, including the Media.
Notice of Alternative Contention - A responding document to an appeal where the respondent agrees with the original court/tribunal decision but believes the decision should have been based on other reasons than those provided by the court/tribunal.
Office Holder - A person who has authority to bring a proceeding in the name of the office held by the person rather than in the name of the individual themselves. For example, the Commissioner of Police or a Minister.
Pleadings - Is a formal statement of a cause of an action or defence. A generic statement encompassing Statement of Claim, Defence, Reply and Response lodgement types
Practitioner Code - A unique code that is issued to an individual legal practitioner by the Law Society of South Australia.
Pre-trial conference - A hearing where the court hears what facts or legal issues are in dispute, where the possibility of dealing with the charge other than trial is explored and if a trial is to be set the length of the trial is estimated
Suitors Fund - A bank account that is separate from the Court’s collection account, where money is held in trust on behalf of parties in an unfinalised matter, earning interest at a rate set by the Department of Treasury & Finance, until there is a Court order or by direction of the Registrar, to action a payment out
Summons - A document notifying a person of a court hearing on a specified date
Suppression Order - An order made under the Evidence Act 1929 restricting the publication of case details or information
Surety - Security for the fulfillment of an obligation, eg. in criminal proceedings, the release of a prisoner from legal custody, into the custody of persons acting as sureties, undertaking to produce the prisoner to the court at a later date or forfeit the security deposited as a condition of the release
Surrejoinder - A document lodged on a Claim, Cross Claim or Third Party Claim to reply to a Rejoinder.
Third Party - A new party brought into the proceedings by the Respondent.
Third Party Claim - A document filed by the Respondent(s) to add another party to the action.
Type - The category of the case (Application, Claim, etc.).