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Definition - What does judicial proceeding mean?

A judicial proceeding is any action brought before a court of law which is presided over by a judge. A judicial proceeding is initiated by a party's request for remedial action to be taken by another. The parties to a proceeding must adhere to the process set out where strict rules apply.

SureHire explains judicial proceeding

A judicial proceeding usually takes the form of a hearing or trial. The action is initiated by a party who then requires a response to the claim put forward to the courts. The responding party is legally required to confirm or deny the claim. If the claim is refuted, both parties must support their positions by introducing relevant evidence or witness testimony. The presiding judge concludes the proceedings by making a ruling on the action based on the evidence and testimony provided.

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