It may seem that Lawyers speak a different language at times. It can be confusing when you are discussing a legal issue and your lawyer uses a term that you are unfamiliar with. But, there are several very good reasons why Lawyers use these words or legal terms. Many words or terms that we use in everyday speech may have different meanings, or connotations, to different people.
By using well defined legal terms, Lawyers are able to avoid these misunderstandings. Please feel free to use this 'Glossary of Legal Terms' guide to familiarize yourself with some common legal terms.