Trial FAQs:


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?

A: Yes.

Q: Is trial designed to resolve accusations brought against a person accused of a crime?

A: Yes.

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.