Various Types of State Courts:

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    The primary difference between various state courts is the jurisdiction each one exercises.

county courts – generally owned by for-profit, incorporated counties.

municipal courts – a local court whose territorial jurisdiction is limited to the geographical boundaries of the municipality and whose subject matter jurisdiction is confined to enforcing municipal ordinances, petty offenses, and civil cases involving small amounts of money.


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[1]: pages 48-55 of Represent Yourself in Court; How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case (7th ed.) by Paul Bergman and Sara J. Berman.  NOLO.  ISBN-13: 978-1-4133-1269-0 (pbk.)  ISBN-10: 1-4133-1269-1 (pbk.)


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