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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.

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le Vicomte for accepting death, I returned, after giving him a word of encouragement, to my panel, but I had made the mistake of taking a few steps while speaking and, in the tangle of the illusive forest, I was no longer able to find my panel for certain
said D'Artagnan, abandoning the attempt to burst open the panel after several ineffectual attempts, "Athos, I cannot imagine how you can talk to us in that way.
Ne'er heed me, Seth," said Wiry Ben, "y' are a down-right good- hearted chap, panels or no panels; an' ye donna set up your bristles at every bit o' fun, like some o' your kin, as is mayhap cliverer.
There were many keys upon the oval ring, but the fair Martian maid quickly selected that which sprung the great lock at her waist, and freed she hurried toward the secret panel.
One by one she sent them through the secret panel into the room beyond, and when the last had passed from the chamber where we stood in wide-eyed amazement she turned and smiled at us and then herself passed through, leaving us alone.
Behind the panel the girl stood shrinking close to De Conde, her hand still in his.
came the voice of the woman from beyond the thin panel.
While they were thus engaged, the lady of the caravan alighted on the earth, and with her hands clasped behind her, and her large bonnet trembling excessively, walked up and down in a measured tread and very stately manner, surveying the caravan from time to time with an air of calm delight, and deriving particular gratification from the red panels and the brass knocker.
In fact, I could have sworn that I caught the faint suggestion of taunting laughter from beyond the baffling panel.
Bradley crooked his finger upon the opposite side of the panel and pulled toward him, steadily but with considerable force.
THE DEAN OF FACULTY (Farmichael), } Counsel for the Panel ALEXANDER CROCKET, Esquire (Advocate),} (otherwise the Prisoner) MR.
You go through the panel because that is thinnest, of course in the corner nearest the key, and you use a knife when you can, because it makes least noise.