Ex parte hearing

(Law) that which is had or taken by one side or party in the absence of the other. Hearings before grand juries, and affidavits, are ex parte.
- Wharton's Law Dict.

See also: Ex parte

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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She said she is particularly distressed by the ex parte hearing component.
The lack of identification for the defendants and the need to prevent defendants from removing their assets beyond the jurisdiction of the court necessitated the ex parte hearing.
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This bill would create a so-called "Extreme Risk Protection Order" that could be obtained by a law enforcement officer, family member or household member in an ex parte hearing to deprive someone of their Second Amendment rights without due process of the law.
To facilitate swift action, applicants should engage a surety company before the ex parte hearing. Applicants should further provide the necessary financial information or security to the surety company and ensure that the surety is poised to issue a bond once the amount is set by the court.
Is a prosecutor ever justified in having an ex parte hearing or conversation with the trial judge in a criminal case with no notice to the defense counsel?
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The federal courts have generally agreed in criminal cases with the prosecution's argument that an ex parte hearing is less intrusive to the attorney-client relationship than would be a full hearing in open court.