Negligence - Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Negotiation - The process of submission and consideration of offers until an acceptable offer is made and accepted.
Next friend - One acting without formal appointment as guardian for the benefit of an infant, a person of unsound mind nor judicially declared incompetent, or other person under some disability.
No-contest Clause - Language in a will that provides that a person who makes a legal challenge to the will’s validity will be disinherited.
No-fault Proceedings - A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Nonfeasance - Nonperformance of an act which should be performed; omission to perform a required duty or total neglect of duty.
Nonjury Trial - Trial before the court and without a jury.
Notary Public - A public officer whose function it is to administer oaths, to attest and certify documents, and to take acknowledgments.
Notice - Formal notification to the party that has been sued in a civil case of the fact that the lawsuit has been filed. Also, any form of notification of a legal proceeding.