bench memorandum - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
A short memorandum summarizing the facts, issues, and arguments in a case, prepared either by a judge’s law clerk or by the lawyers in the case, for the judge to use when preparing for trail, for hearing the lawyers’ oral arguments, or in drafting a decision. Also called bench memo.
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