Definitions for "MINI-TRIAL"
A structured settlement process in which the disputants agree on a procedure for presenting their cases in a highly abbreviated form to senior officials for each side who possess authority to settle. Often, a neutral presides over the hearing. and may subsequently mediate the dispute or help parties evaluate their cases.
is a confidential, nonbonding exchange of information, intended to facilitate settlement. The goal of mini-trial is to encourage prompt, cost-effective resolution of complex litigation. Mini-trial seeks to narrow the areas of controversy, dispose of collateral issues, and encourage a fair and equitable settlement.
a case resolution technique applicable in litigation where extensive court time could reasonably be anticipated
a process containing both conciliatory and non-binding adjudicative elements
Keywords:  hearing, executive, see
See Executive Hearing