advisory jury

noun

Legal Definition of advisory jury

: a jury impaneled at the discretion of a trial judge to assist the judge in deciding a case

Note: Advisory juries are allowed in cases in which there is no right to a jury or in which the right to a jury has been waived. The judge may follow or disregard the advisory jury's verdict.

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“Advisory jury.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/advisory%20jury. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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