The Legal Process and Appellate Court Cases: Information for Non-Lawyers
Prepared by Carol E. Jordan and LaKeysha Singleton
Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women
Each issue of THE EXCHANGE will include select recent Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases that can impact civil and criminal cases related to intimate partner violence/domestic violence; children who witness IPV; sexual assault; stalking; and related crimes. This document will provide information on the structure of the Kentucky Court of Justice; actions of appellate courts; parties to legal actions; statutesand case law; and types of laws and offenses. The final section provides select legal terminology.