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Panel

A list of jurors to serve in a particular court or for the trial of a designated action. A group of judges of a lesser number than the entire court convened to decide a case, such as when a nine-member appellate court divides into three, three-member groups, and each group hears and decides cases. A plan in reference to prepaid legal services.

The term open-panel legal services refers to a plan in which legal services are paid for in advance, usually by insurance, but in which members can select their own lawyers. Under a closed panel, all legal services are rendered by a group of attorneys previously chosen by the insurer, the union, or another entity.

panel

n. the list of people selected to appear for jury duty. (See: jury, venire)

panel

(Discussion group), noun advisory body, conference, consilium, council, deliberative body, exxhange of views, forum, joint discussion, open discussion, open forum, round table, seminar, summit, symposium

panel

(Jurors), noun body of jurors, body of persons summoned as jurors, body of persons sworn to render a verdict, group of jurors, jury, list of jurors, persons summoned to attend the court as jurymen, triers of fact
Associated concepts: grand jury, panel en banc, petit jury
See also: array, band, body, chamber, conference, jury, meeting

panel

1 a board set up to adjudicate or inquire.
2 in Scots criminal law, the ACCUSED in a serious criminal trial.

PANEL, practice. A schedule or roll containing the names of jurors, summoned by virtue of a writ of venire facias, and annexed to the writ. It is returned into the court whence the venire issued. Co. Litt. 158, b.

References in classic literature ?
The glitter of these things caught my eye first; but what I saw next was the captain down there, alone as far as I could see; and I could see pretty well the whole of that part up to the cottage piano, dark against the satin-wood panelling of the bulkhead.
And the boy on one side of him was scratching his name on the oak panelling in front, and he couldn't help watching to see what the name was, and whether it was well scratched; and the boy on the other side went to sleep, and kept falling against him; and on the whole, though many boys even in that part of the school were serious and attentive, the general atmosphere was by no means devotional; and when he got out into the close again, he didn't feel at all comfortable, or as if he had been to church.
They simply confined themselves to making a mess; and all they spoilt, to do them justice, was the panelling of a door.