Private Judging Law and Legal Definition

Private judging is an approach that stands as a midway between arbitration and litigation in terms of formality and control of the parties. In private judging the parties present their case to a judge in a privately maintained courtroom with all the appurtenances of the formal judicial process. Judges who sit for private judging are mainly retired or former public judges who are having subject matter expertise. This approach is gaining popularity in commercial situations because disputes can be concluded much quicker than under the traditional court system. It is also called as rent-a-judge.