Definition - What does Pretrial mean?

"Pretrial" refers to a legal proceeding with a judge in which the issues of law relevant to the trial, and other important, relevant legal matters are discussed.

Pretrials take place before the trial begins. Pretrials are designed to provide organization and clarification for the upcoming trial.

Justipedia explains Pretrial

Pretrials are a great place for parties to make sure that they fully understand how the trial will proceed, and which laws will be involved.

After an attorney has a pretrial, it is important that they fully understand the laws of the case, as these can complex. So, a complete knowledge of the laws of the case is of paramount importance to make sure that a solid argument is presented before the court.

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