In a number of life situations, having a better understanding of legal terminology can be valuable, and in some cases, detrimental to one’s well being.
Anyone who works in a law office will need to be knowledgeable of law terms or legal terms. And anyone who is interested in working in a law office in some capacity will benefit from understanding and using law terminology. Still, other fields such as business and politics, public serving and accounting and many others depend on the use of legal terminology frequently, if not daily. So, anyone working in, or studying these fields will also need to be familiar with law terminology.
Of course, anyone who works with the law will come across, and apply, legal terminology daily. Included in this is law enforcement officers, prison staff, lawyers, their employees, as well as judges and other court room personnel. Still, the general public will at some stage encounter legal language at some stage in their life, from purchasing or selling property to small civil matters. Professionals may deal with legal terminology every day, but everyone encounters legal terminology on occasion. Having an understanding of legalese has its advantages and can be a strong quality for people living with and dealing with others.
Legal talk is primarily bound by culture and becomes a part of each particular society and that society’s legal system. Legal terminology is not a universal language like in some cases such as environmental or medical language. Instead, legal language and its subsequent legal terminology has sprung from each specific society’s laws and practices, and by acts and negotiations. Understanding, and using, legal terminology builds a bridge between those whose lives depend on, or an in direct relationship to, concrete legal matters.
Using and understanding legal terminology helps people explain legal matters in a host of professions. Those who understand legal terms can identify and describe legal professions and occupations, as well as explain certain legal situations or areas that require the use of legal talk. The benefits of understanding legal terminology are unending.