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Homework Question - Difference Between Trial Court vs Appellate Court?

Discussion in 'Australian Law School Homework Questions' started by RazzMeTazz, 18 May 2016.

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  1. RazzMeTazz

    RazzMeTazz Member

    18 May 2016
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    What is the difference between a trial court and an appellate court?

    Is a trial court those in which a case is first heard and it is decided whether the accused is guilty or not? And is an appellate court a court in which appeals are heard?

    Also does trial judge merely just refer to a judge in a trial court and an appellate judge refers to a judge in an appellate court?

    Thank you :)
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    Yes and yes.

    A trial Court is where a matter is heard and determined in the first instance.

    An appellate Court is where a matter can be heard on appeal.

    Trial judge is the judge who hears the matter first in the trial Court.

    Appellate judges hear matters on appeal.
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