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While most legal writing scholars favor plain language and elimination of legalese and Latin words and phrases, there are some well-recognized – and often used – Latin legal terms of art. Some examples include stare decisis, per curiam, certiorari, res ipsa loquitur, ad hoc, mens rea, et alia, in rem, in personam, inter vivos, nolo contendere , and prima facie.

If you intend to take one of the national paralegal exams for certification or registration or if you are a paralegal student, there are Latin terms of art you should know. -CCE

Duhaime’s Latin Dictionary 
http://www.duhaime.org/LegalDictionary/Category/LatinLawTermsDictionary.aspx

Latin Phrases and Expressions, BusinessBall.com http://www.businessballs.com/latin-terms-phrases.htm

Legal Terminology Definitions http://www.pegc.us/_LAW_/latin_legal_defs.pdf

Latin Legal Phrases   http://latin.topword.net/?Legal

CN-Fact Sheet 9, Carter Newell Lawyers©2015 http://bit.ly/2eoQrqg

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