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1 Order in the Court Patience LeBlanc Janie Worst

2 Mind Play Get a partner Get a partner One faces the screen and one faces the partner One faces the screen and one faces the partner Give content clues to solicit the concept, person-similarities, differences, examples Give content clues to solicit the concept, person-similarities, differences, examples Use no part of the term Use no part of the term Sit down when you get all terms Sit down when you get all terms

3 Mind Play Characters in a Courtroom JudgeAttorneyWitnessDefendantJuryBailiff Court Reporter

4 Why Teach Mock Trials?

5 Benefits of Using Mock Trials Students increase their knowledge of the legal system. Students increase their knowledge of the legal system. Students see how the law affects them. Students see how the law affects them. Students develop the critical thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, & evaluation. Students develop the critical thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, & evaluation. Mock trials increase students self-confidence & foster cooperation among all participants. Mock trials increase students self-confidence & foster cooperation among all participants.

6 Benefits of Using Mock Trials Students better understand the roles of various people in the courtroom. Students better understand the roles of various people in the courtroom. Mock trials provide a natural opportunity to utilize professionals from the legal community. Mock trials provide a natural opportunity to utilize professionals from the legal community. Mock trials prepare students for future involvement as parties, witnesses, or jurors in trials. Mock trials prepare students for future involvement as parties, witnesses, or jurors in trials. TEKS correlations, p. 4-7 TEKS correlations, p. 4-7

7 A Teachers Guide to Conducting Mock Trials p. 8-16 Courtroom Arrangement Courtroom Arrangement -- Page 13

8 Review the Basic Legal Concepts in Criminal Trials p. 34 What are some additional facts you know about these concepts? What are some additional facts you know about these concepts? What are your feelings about these concepts? What are your feelings about these concepts?

9 Interpreting the Sixth Amendmentp. 37 In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by a impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defence. (Ratified December, 1791)

10 Putting It All Together

11 Two Types of Trials Criminal Trial Criminal Trial A legal action brought by the state in which a person is accused of an act which the law calls a crime. Civil Trial Civil Trial A legal action or lawsuit; a court case involving two individuals (or companies) in which one has taken the other to court in order to recover from an injury. Look at the visual of the Adversary Process on p. 39 Look at the visual of the Adversary Process on p. 39 How do you know it is a civil trial? How do you know it is a civil trial? Is there an another situation like a prize fight that you could compare to the Adversary Process? Is there an another situation like a prize fight that you could compare to the Adversary Process?

12 Weighing the Evidence What are the similarities you see between a criminal and a civil case?p. 40 What are the similarities you see between a criminal and a civil case?p. 40 What are the differences you see between the two? What are the differences you see between the two? Why do you think the evidence should weigh more in a criminal case than in a civil case? Why do you think the evidence should weigh more in a criminal case than in a civil case?

13 Mock Trial Discovery P. 104 The Three Little Pigs – original story The Three Little Pigs – original story http://www.shol.com.agita/pigs/htm The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs- by Jon Scieszka The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs- by Jon Scieszkahttp://www.shol.com/agita/wolfside.htm

14 BOTH VENN DIAGRAM WOLFPIG

15 How to Train Students to be Attorneys and Witnesses p. 107-108 Key Points Credibility of witnesses Credibility of witnesses Difficult things to learn Difficult things to learn Opening and closing statements Opening and closing statements Using the witness statements and not changing facts or create facts not in the statements for direct exam. Using the witness statements and not changing facts or create facts not in the statements for direct exam.

16 Additional Tips in Using Trials Use teams of attorneys and divide the tasks. Example--One in charge of direct; one in charge of cross; Example--One in charge of direct; one in charge of cross; one in charge opening and closing one in charge opening and closing Have each witness prepare a T-Chart What I know that helps my side (direct exam outline) and What I know that is not beneficial (cross examination possibilities) Have the witness write their direct examination questions and then meet with the attorney to practice. Then write possible cross exam questions to be prepared to answer spontaneously. Divide the class into two groups and give each group a trial. One group presents their trial and the other group serves as the jury. Then reverse. Invite the parents to sit as the jury.

17 Direct and Cross Exam Questions Direct Questions-Fat Questions Direct Questions-Fat Questions Cross Examination- Skinny Questions Cross Examination- Skinny Questions The Case of J. Smiths Auto Repair Shop v. B. Brownp.119

18 Jigsaw Assignment Number Expert Group Number Expert Group Read the portion of the Simplified Rules of Evidence p. 109-115 assigned to your number. Read the portion of the Simplified Rules of Evidence p. 109-115 assigned to your number. Highlight 3 to 5 key ideas to summarize your portion of the reading to your Base Group and using the case, Smith v. Brown, prepare the example Highlight 3 to 5 key ideas to summarize your portion of the reading to your Base Group and using the case, Smith v. Brown, prepare the example Letter Base Group Letter Base Group Beginning with number 1, each person will share their key ideas then examples Beginning with number 1, each person will share their key ideas then examples

19 Simplified Rules of Evidence p. 109116 1. Preparing and Presenting the Case and Courtroom Demeanor 2. Opening Statements and Closing Arguments 3. Direct Examination 4. Cross Examination and 5. Redirect and Recross 6. Entering Documents into Evidence

20 Most Commonly Used Objections p.116-119/Chart 1. Lack of personal knowledge 2. Repetition 3. Opinion Testimony by non-experts 4. Ambiguous question 5. Assuming facts not in evidence 6. Argumentative question 7. Calling for a narrative answer 8. Hearsay 9. Relevance 10. Character 11. Leading question

21 Objections!!!!! Objection, Your Honor! p. 120 p. 120 Online Game texaslre.org Objection, Your Honor! Other Related Mock Trial Games Pick Twelve and Pick Six

22 Mock Trial Time Limits Opening Statements Opening Statements 1 ½ minutes 1 ½ minutes Direct Examination Direct Examination 2 minutes 2 minutes Cross Examination Cross Examination 2 minutes 2 minutes Redirect Examination Redirect Examination 30 seconds 30 seconds Re-cross examination Re-cross examination 30 seconds 30 seconds Summations Summations 1 ½ minutes 1 ½ minutes Jury Deliberations Jury Deliberations 14 minutes 14 minutes TOTAL-50 minutes Opening Statements 3 minutes Direct Examination 4 minutes Cross Examination 4 minutes Redirect Examination 1 minute Re-cross examination 1 minute Summations 3 minutes Jury Deliberations 18 minutes TOTAL-90 minutes

23 Mock Trial Peer Evaluation p. 128

24 Mock Trials in the Guide 1. Historical Casep. 55 The Trial of John Peter Zenger 2. Criminal Casep. 129 The State v. Billy Fatal 3. Civil Casep. 146 Andrews v. Springville School District 4. Case Using Literaturep. 183 The Trial of Medea

25 THE STATE OF TEXAS v. LEE HARVEY OSWALD Roles Judge Bailiff (timekeeper) Attorney Witness Research Team Times Jury


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