A Judicial Pretrial is an extremely important meeting with a Judge, counsel for the defence and the Crown attorney, who by this point has taken a position during the Crown Pretrial. The Crown and defence counsel, in very serious cases would request a Judge’s input with regards to a resolution or a narrowing of the issues in a case. The Judge who sits down and listen to our positions cannot be your trial judge. The discussion we have and the opinion the Judge provides is made off the record. ONLY counsel is allowed to meet with the judge during this point. You will be advised of the result of the discussion by your counsel and it will be placed on the record before the court.