Definition - What does Venue mean?

A venue, in the context of a court of law, is the jurisdiction in which a case will take place. The venue can be found on the summons and also in the caption of the physical legal documents.

Justipedia explains Venue

There are rules involved when determining venue. However, the short version is that the venue for a court case is that it is the most convenient location to try a particular case. Other venue factors include the type of case being heard (such as state or federal) and type of case (such as civil or criminal).

The word is used to describe a place in a non-descript way rather than continuing to describe the same words over an extended period of time or to formalize an event.

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