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What’s the Difference Between a Hearing and a Trial?

A hearing is to a trial what a battle is to a war.  During the pendency of a case, the parties to a lawsuit may experience ongoing conflicts, ranging from minor disagreements to serious disputes.  When these pretrial conflicts arise, the judge will ordinarily conduct a hearing and … Continue reading

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Explain the Terms “Bench” and “Bar”

Courtrooms come in all shapes, sizes and colors.  From classical to modern, from opulent to austere, each courtroom is as unique as the architecture of the community it serves.  But whether the courtroom is located in Alaska or Florida, all courtrooms in America … Continue reading

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Bonnie Sudderth’s Blog

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog!  Over the more than 21 year I’ve served as a Texas judge, I’ve been asked many questions about the courts and justice system in  our state.  Hopefully this blog will help answer some … Continue reading

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