Explain the difference between a trial court and an appellate court. How do the cases differ at the trial level and at the appellate level? How do the judges differ at the trial level and at the appellate level? How do we know if the outcome of a court decision is binding authority?
Trial court is where civil cases begin and compares to the appellate court its where the majority of lawsuits are settled. The process of Trial court will include a trial judge who oversees and decides which evidence is allowed and which is not, then a jury would decide the final verdict of the case, once all evidence and testimony has been given by both sides and both sides have nothing further to present to the court. Trial courts had judges sitting as a judge of the general jurisdiction, most criminal and civil cases is at this level. Rather then a Appellate court, their is no jury present, instead theirs a panel of judges who is ordered with the responsibility of reviewing trail cases. If the attorney discovers new evidence, but they didnt get the chance to deliver it on the initial date of court the appellate would not consider it. The verdict whether the trail court was fair and conducted right, with every law in mind is decided by the panel of judges.