A conference between the judge and lawyers held out of earshot of the jury and spectators. There is no hard rule on when the conversation is recorded by the court reporter
SIDE BAR RULES
Eng practice. Rules which were formerly moved for by attorneys on the side bar of the court; but now may be had of the clerk of the rules, upon a praecipe. These rules are, that the sheriff return his writ; that he bring in the body; for special imparlance; to be present at the taxing of costs, and the like.