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panel

When referring to a panel of the Court of Appeal, the judges (usually three) of the court who hear an appeal.

perfection

 

A perfected appeal is one that is ready to be scheduled for hearing. a civil appeal is perfected when the last factum is filed.

plaintiff

The person who brings a case against another in a court of law

preliminary hearing

A hearing before a Provincial Court Judge to decide whether there is sufficient evidence for the accused to go to trial; a preliminary hearing only takes place where the accused is charged with an indictable offence and chooses to be tried by a judge or judge and jury of the Court of Queen’s Bench; also known as a preliminary inquiry

preliminary inquiry

A hearing before a Provincial Court judge to decide whether there is sufficient evidence for the accused to go to trial; a preliminary inquiry only takes place where the accused is charged with an indictable offence and chooses to be tried by a judge or judge and jury of the Court of Queen’s Bench; also known as a preliminary hearing

probation

A punishment given out as part of a sentence which means that instead of jailing a person convicted of a crime, a judge will order that the person reports to a probation officer regularly and according to a set schedule