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: sidebar conference [had failed to request a before injecting the collateral offense into the trial "Dockery v. State, 659 So. 2d 219 (1994)"]
: the place near or before the bench where a sidebar conference takes place [the judge informed both attorneys…that they…could stand at while questions were posed "Commonwealth v. Urena, 632 N.E.2d 1200 (1994)"] compare bench, stand
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.