Panel – In appellate cases before the 2nd stage court, or during hearings of serious crimes, this term describes the group of 3 judges complected to proclaim decision on the case; also in the jury collecting procedures, the term could refer to the group of eventual jurors. Alternative meaning of this legal term describes the list of attorneys at the National Bureau for Legal Aid, who are available and qualified to serve as court-appointed lawyers for convicted defendants with financial problems and who have requested such a defendant, paid by the government, to protect their legal interests on the criminal case.

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