(plural changes of venue)
- (law) The removal of a trial to a locale other than that in which the case was first brought before a court.
- The defense moved for a change of venue, as the media coverage had made selecting an impartial jury from the small town impossible
- attributive form of change of venue
- change-of-venue motion
change of venue - Legal Definition
The transfer of a case from a court in one location to a court in another, or from one court to another in the same judicial district, for reasons of fairness or for the convenience of the parties or the witnesses. See venue.