Legal Terminology: LPI Word of the Month

Ex Parte In Latin, this term is used in law to refer to court proceedings “for the benefit of one party, without the other being present”. This is an exception to basic procedure which typically requires that both sides or both parties be present. Ex parte matters usually involve emergency requests and often result in temporary orders pending a hearing on the matter.

There was no difficulty in deciding that it was necessary and appropriate to proceed ex parte.

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