Action - Something you can do on a case using CourtSA.
Active charge - A charge that is still going and has not been finalised
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.
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.
Breach - When someone does not obey an order of the court
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.
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.
Counterclaim - A cross action in which an existing party seeks final relief from the Court against another existing party.
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 […]
Lodge / lodging / lodged - How a user submits court documents to the court. The action of depositing or lodging something.
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.
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