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Court of record

Court of record is the general term given to the trial court or court of first instance. It usually includes a trier of fact[?] and a trier of law[?], usually the jury and the judge, however in some jurisdictions the judge may be both trier of fact and trier of law.

The Court of record often creates the record of the case. This may include the transcript, audio or videotape of any and all hearings, appearances, arguments of motions, and the trial transcript. The evidence may also be maintained in the court record, at least for a certain period of time after the case has been tried (often one year) after which the evidence may be returned to the parties or destroyed.

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