Latin Legal Terms


Conveniens – this Latin word literally means “convenient”, “useful”, and “fitted”. In the legal practice at some jurisdictions, the word relates to the term “forum conveniens”. It applies within the sphere of Litigation procedures, where establishes the body of the nearest court around, where the claimant can submit their claim. It should be noted here that the various Process Codes establish legal rules about which court should be addressed with the litigation claim. For example, this could be the court of domicile of the claimant, or the court of domicile of the defendant (depending of the local provisions). The opposite expression is “forum non conveniens”, i.e. a forum which is not convenient for the plaintiff.

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