A court is a formal legal institution, often governmental, endowed with the authority to settle disputes between parties and administer justice in civil, criminal, and administrative contexts in adherence to the rule of law. Courts act as the pivotal mechanism for dispute resolution in both common and civil law systems and it is universally accepted that individuals have the right to bring their claims before a court. The Law Office of David Pedrazas, PLLC’s attorneys regularly represent clients in various courts, advocating for their legal rights in matters pertaining to divorce, child custody, child support, and more. The jurisdiction, or the realm of authority of a court, includes its power to rule on specific types of issues or cases. Courts encompass several parties, including the plaintiff who alleges an injury or wrong, the defendant who is asked to remedy it, and the judge who determines the factual and legal matters before deciding on a resolution. This setting may also include attorneys, advocates, bailiffs, court reporters, and perhaps a jury. The term “court” can also refer to the presiding judge or panel of judges, collectively known as “the bench.” In the United States, a court’s legal power to act is founded on personal jurisdiction, subject-matter jurisdiction, and venue over the parties involved. Through their extensive understanding of court proceedings and rules, attorneys play a crucial role in navigating this intricate system and safeguarding the best interests of their clients.