A Judicial pre-trial is an informal, off the record meeting between the Crown counsel, defence counsel and a Judge. The accused person is not present during the judicial pre-trial. Judicial pre-trial may take place in an empty courtroom (where all members of the public are excluded) or in the Judge’s chambers. Similarly to the Crown pre-trial, the participants typically discuss the anticipated duration of the trial and central issues to be dealt with at the trial. Resolution may also be discussed at the judicial pre-trial stage to get some input from the Judge as to what sentence that Judge would impose in the circumstances of that particular case, if the accused entered a guilty plea.