Court order facts for kids

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Tablet in Akkadian recording a court order to settle an account concerning barley, Uruk, 544 BC, clay - Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago - DSC07092
An ancient court order dated 544 BC

A court order (or order) is a formal written direction by a member of the judiciary. It directs a party to do something. It can also be an order not to do something, as in an injunction.

An order can be as simple as setting a date for trial. They can also be complex involving many details. It may be a final order (one that concludes the court action), or an interim order (one during the action). Most orders are written, and are signed by the judge. Some orders, however, are spoken orally by the judge in open court, and are only reduced to writing in the transcript of the proceedings.

Examples

The following represents a small sampling of matters that are commonly dictated by the terms of a court order:


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