cold bench

noun

  • Procedural Law and Evidence
  • The Practice of Law

Definitions of cold bench

  • a judge or group of judges that does not ask many, or any, questions; a judge or group of judges hearing a case that is not familiar with the facts or issues of the case

    He was reminded that sometimes there are benefits to arguing to a cold bench.

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