What is a defendant and a plaintiff?

Anatomy of a Trial video explaining the differences in legal terms

Anatomy of a Trial video explains the difference between a plaintiff and a defendant, and how the roles change in criminal court.

Houston – It seems pretty basic, but knowing the difference between a defendant and a plaintiff is critical in understanding court trials.

We break down those differences in this Anatomy of a Trial video.

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