chapter  2
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Common Law: The Courts

Aer studying this chapter, you should understand or be able to explain the following issues and concepts:

• e basic concepts used by common law courts • e dual systems of courts in the United States • e role of counsel in common law courts • e role of the trial judge in common law courts • e codication of laws

Appointed counsel: Counsel appointed by the trial judge to represent an indigent defendant.