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Template: “A pattern used as a guide in shaping something”
Jury Verdict: The decision of the jury Is there a pattern or guide that enhances the chances of success for the Plaintiff? Yes
Truth Voir Dire Can Each of You Agree that, first and foremost -- above everything else-- a trial is a search for the truth?
Truth Voir Dire/Opening Statement How do we find/prove what is true? By What’s “More Likely than Not”
Truth Questioning Witnesses “Isn’t that true?”
Truth Instructions & Verdict Form What has been proven true-- more likely than not
Truth Final Argument What do we know is true--has been proven more likely than not? a. b. c.
Themes Focus Group “Every Patient Who Goes to an Emergency Room Should See A Doctor” “Human Remains Are Sacred and Entitled to the Deepest Respect” “Profits Over Safety”
Burden of Proof More Likely Than Not Not Reasonable Medical Certainty Can Have Doubt Ever So Slightly Tie to Compensation Hammer on Voir Dire, Opening & Closing
Steps in a Jury Trial. STEPS IN A JURY TRIAL Selection of the Jury The Trial The Judge's Charge Deliberation The Verdict.
© 2006 Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ, All Rights Reserved.Hames/Ekern: Introduction to Law, 3 rd edition Chapter Seventeen The Trial.
Chapter Seventeen The Trial. Introduction to Law, 4 th Edition Hames and Ekern © 2010 Pearson Higher Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights.
Week Nine Seminar 1. By the time that the pleadings have been settled, discovery has been completed, and motions have been resolved, everyone has a.
Following a Case Through the Federal Courts. Overview A case begins when a lawyer or individual files a formal complaint with the clerk’s office of District.
The Trial Process. Titles Defendant- the person accused of a crime Prosecution- uses evidence to make the defendant look guilty Prosecution must.
Civil vs Criminal and Juries
The Trial. I. Procedures A. Jury Selection 1. Impanel (select) a jury 2. Prosecutors and Defense lawyers pose questions to potential jurors (VOIR DIRE)
Miller and Boster (1977) have identified three images of the trial: ◦ 1) The Trial as a Search for the Truth Assumes the truth can be ascertained, and.
BUSINESS LAW CIVIL PROCEDURE Session 3 Lakeshore Technical College Richard Opie, JD, MA copyright 2014.
STEPS IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL. 1. OPENING STATEMENTS PROSECUTION ALWAYS GOES FIRST DEFENSE CAN DELAY UNTIL THEY BEGIN THEIR CASE. WHY? INTRODUCTION THIS IS.
4-1 Chapter 4— Litigation REED SHEDD PAGNATTARO MOREHEAD F I F T E E N T H E D I T I O N McGraw-Hill/Irwin Copyright © 2010 by The McGraw-Hill Companies,
Mock Trial Team Strategies and Formalities. Opening Statements 3 minutes Objective – Acquaint court with the case and outline what you are going to prove.
Intro to Law. 1. The plaintiff in a civil or a prosecutor in criminal case has their lawyer make an opening statement. This explains the case to the judge.
Chapter 4 Resolving Disputes: Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Options Copyright © 2015 McGraw-Hill Education. All rights reserved. No reproduction.
DO NOW: REVIEW CASE Aim: How do we write an opening statement? HI MS. BASER!!!!!!!!!!!
Motions at the Beginning of a Trial Crown and Defence may present motions to the judge Stay of Proceedings (motion to stop the trial) Only judge has authority.
Business Law Essential Standard 1.00 Objective 1.02
Closing Arguments Saving the Best for Last. Purpose of Closing Arguments This is your one chance to be an advocate. This is your one chance to be an advocate.
The Trial Chapter 9 in Your Text John Massey Criminal Justice.
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