Q: Is trial a coming together of parties to a dispute? ¶
A: Yes, and to present information in a tribunal, a formal setting with the authority to adjudicate claims or disputes.
Q: Is trial generally held to settle lawsuits or civil claims—non-criminal disputes? ¶
Q: Is trial designed to resolve accusations brought against a person accused of a crime? ¶
Q: Is trial held solely before a judge? ¶
A: Yes, and it is called a bench trial.
Q: Is trial held before a group of members of the community? ¶
A: Yes, and it is called a jury trial.