special proceeding

Definition of "special proceeding"
  1. A process that can begin independently from an ongoing case, initiated by either a petition or motion. This process can result in a final order with significant impact on a person's legal rights and can be appealed immediately
How to use "special proceeding" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer initiated a special proceeding for his client to prevent potential disbarment.
  2. The city commenced a special proceeding for the condemnation of the abandoned property.
  3. Upon filing the motion, a special proceeding was started that could negatively affect her rights if not successfully appealed.

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