Forum Conveniens Law and Legal Definition

Forum conveniens is a Latin term which means the convenient forum or venue. In litigation, forum conveniens is the most appropriate court for the resolution of a particular dispute. It is the state or judicial district in which a plaintiff can bring an appropriate action.

Relevant questions for deciding proper forum are: where the cause of action arose, where the witnesses reside, and where the documentary evidence is located. The most convenient place, forum conveniens, is the most important factor to consider when venue is challenged. [Johns v. Fla. Farm Bureau, 693 So. 2d 109, 110 (Fla. 5th DCA 1997)