informal proceeding

informal proceeding
n.
(1) A trial or hearing less formal than a regular trial, such as a proceeding in a small claims court.
(2) In probate court, a proceeding that admits a will to probate without first providing notice to all interested parties.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


informal proceeding
n. Any adversarial proceeding designed to be conducted rapidly and with a minimum set of procedural requirements; for example, a trial in small-claims court.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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