Change of Venue

Definition - What does Change of Venue mean?

Change of venue is the term used when a court case is transferred from one court to another court. The transfer may be to a court in the same jurisdiction or to a different jurisdiction. The main reason why a change of venue might occur is to ensure as fair a trial as possible. In rare cases a change of venue may occur for the convenience of the parties involved.

Justipedia explains Change of Venue

Change of venue can occur within any sector of the court system. A request for a change of venue is usually done for reasons that help the parties obtain a fair trial. It can also be done to accommodate a witness that is integral to the case.

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