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.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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