sidebar
side·bar /'sīd-ˌbär/ n: sidebar conference
had failed to request a sidebar before injecting the collateral offense into the trialDockery v. State, 659 So. 2d 219 (1994); also: the place near or before the bench where a sidebar conference takes place
the judge informed both attorneys...that they...could stand at sidebar while questions were posedCommonwealth v. Urena, 632 N.E.2d 1200 (1994) compare bench, stand
sidebar adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

sidebar
(USA) a discussion between the judge and the lawyers out-with the hearing of the jury in the court itself. In the UK, the love of form and ceremonial means that the jury have to trek out to the jury room from time to time – usually much to their bafflement as to what is going on when they are not there.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


sidebar
1) An area in front of or next to a judge's bench (the raised desk in front of the judge) away from the witness stand and the jury box, where lawyers are called to speak confidentially with the judge out of earshot of the jury.
2) A discussion between the judge and attorneys at the bench off the record and outside the hearing of the jurors or spectators.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


sidebar
n. A position at the side of the judge's bench where the attorneys and judge can confer during a trial, out of the hearing of the witness or the jury; the conference alluded to in; such conferences are recorded by the court stenographer, and become part of the trial record for use at appeal; an afterthought or side topic in a book or article that is set off apart from the main text or is in some other way distinguished from the main text or article. Also spelled sidebar.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


sidebar
A conference between the judge and lawyers, usually in the courtroom, out of earshot of the jury and spectators.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

sidebar
n.
   1) physically, an area in front of or next to the judge's bench (the raised desk in front of the judge) away from the witness stand and the jury box, where lawyers are called to speak confidentially with the judge out of earshot of the jury.
   2) a discussion between the judge and attorneys at the bench off the record and outside the hearing of the jurors or spectators.
   3) in journalism, a brief story on a sidelight to a news story, such as a biographical sketch about a figure in the news or an anecdote related to the main story, and sometimes enclosed within a box.
   See also: approach the bench, bench

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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