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Judicial Proceedings

Definition - What does Judicial Proceedings mean?

A judicial proceeding refers any type of occurrence that takes place with the purpose of invoking the power of a court to enforce the law. In other words, a judicial proceeding is the most broad term for anything that takes place within a court of law that enforces a law.

Justipedia explains Judicial Proceedings

As explained, judicial proceedings can vary greatly in their purpose and affect. However, generally speaking the purpose of a legal proceeding is to allow a person to "have his or her day in court." A judicial proceeding likely consists of allowing a person to make a case before a judge, and possibly a jury, and allows the other side to make a case as well. Depending on the type of case and the preferences of the parties, either the judge or the jury will decide what legal actions should take place as a result of the case.

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