Last modified on 3 March 2018, at 18:33

In Camera

In camera is a Latin term which is used in legal contexts to mean "in private". It literally translates as "in a room". Hearings may be held in camera in order to prevent undue hardship to a person which would result from a public hearing.

Also an in camera hearing may be held, for example, to determine if a document to be provided in response to a discovery request is subject to attorney-client privilege; the document is submitted to a judge (along with each side's reasoning why it should or should not be admitted) who makes the ruling.