Legal System

I have some lawyer friends, but I also took interest after reading the book Just Mercy.

There are 4 Main systems:

  • Common Law
  • Civil Law
  • Statutory Law
  • Religious Law

Common Law

This is the most common type of law, practiced in Canada (excluding Quebec) and US.

A jury trial is a lawful proceeding in which a jury makes a decision or findings of fact. It is distinguished from a bench trial in which a judge or panel of judges makes all decisions.

Civil Law

Practiced in the Quebec and France.