18 Jan
What’s the Difference Between a Trial and an Appeal?
Trials and appeals have some similarities, but are far from the same thing. During a trial, the plaintiff and defendant will present their cases, call on witnesses for testimony and present evidence, including documents, photos, surveys, diaries, schematics, reports and more. After a review of the evidence, the jury will make a determination of the facts of the case, unless the parties have chosen a bench trial, in which case the judge will act as both judge and jury.