In the United States, there is a federal court system as well as separate court systems for each state. It is essential that attorneys understand the structure and functions of these different court systems.
Court of Last Resort - United States Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Court - United States Courts of Appeals ("Circuit Courts")
Trial Court - United States District Courts
Court of Last Resort - California Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Court - California Courts of Appeal
Trial Court - California Superior Courts
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