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The Trial Template
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 Objective: Students will compare and contrast civil and criminal court proceedings in order to analyze jury selections through.
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 Understand Court Systems and Trial Procedures.
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.
Courtroom in the Classroom Discussion of Trials What law programs have you seen in the movies or on TV? What law programs have you seen in the movies.
Trial Courts (pages 46 to 50). Trial Courts Courts that listen to testimony, consider evidence, and decide the facts.
Building a Trial Notebook the Paralegal Way Dana Ducote Montye Holmes, CP Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C Louisiana, 36 th FL Houston, TX
The Courts. The Criminal Justice System has three major components: Police Courts Corrections Each plays an important role in the system and all three.
Courtroom Diagram. TRUE or FALSE? An attorney is called a lawyer and a counselor.
What are our duties under the law? I n Canada, law and justice is not only the business of Members of Parliament, judges, lawyers and police services!
Introduction to the Criminal Trial. The 10 Parts of a Criminal Trial 1)Jury Selection 2) Opening STATEMENTS 3)Presentation of the Prosecution Case 4)Presentation.
+ The Criminal Trial Process. + The Charter Section 11(d) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that a person charged with an offence is to be.
THE CRIMINAL COURT SYSTEM The Participants. BURDEN OF PROOF 2 Fundamental Principles: Accused is innocent until proven guilty. Guilt must be proved.
Attorney/Judge. The purpose of opening statements by each side is to tell jurors something about the case they will be hearing. The opening statements.
STEPS, VOCABULARY TRIAL INFORMATION. Steps in a Trial 1) Judge enters and takes the Bench (all rise) 2) Clerk announces the case 3) Prosecuting attorneys.
Criminal Justice Process The Trial. Due Process of Law.
Civil litigation begins with pleadings: formal papers filed with the court by the plaintiff and defendant. Plaintiff - the person bringing the lawsuit.
Group 2. Critique A critique is an in-depth evaluation of something or someone. An example of a critique would be a newspaper article that evaluates a.
Breaking The Law How the Legal System Operates. Criminal Law Two types of Crimes Misdemeanors Felonies.
The US court system is an adversarial system. This means that the trial is a contest between two sides. The judge makes rulings on the law and manages.
TRIAL PROCEDURES LAW I: CRIMINAL LAW TRIAL PROCEDURES.
Criminal Procedure -adversarial nature Prosecution-Defense State v. defendant -misdemeanor: A minor crime, punishable by a fine or a light jail term. Common.
How does a criminal case start? Prosecution examination Report to the police Instructions to jurors Sentence.
1 Chapter 5: The Court System. 2 Trial Courts Trial courts listen to testimony, consider evidence, and decide the facts in disputes. There are 2 parties.
Where we’ve been... ‘Trial by jury is the most transcendent privilege which any citizen can enjoy’ Sir William Blackstone Where we’re going... ‘The trial.
Courtroom Setup & Order Each courtroom is setup a little differently depending on space and when it was built.
THE JUDICIAL BRANCH COURTS, JUDGES, AND THE LAW. MAIN ROLE Conflict Resolution! With every law, comes potential conflict Role of judicial system is to.
Ch. 5-3 Civil Procedure Key Terms Plaintiff- The party that initiates the lawsuit by filing a complaint Plaintiff- The party that initiates the lawsuit.
Alaska Mock Trial Glossary of Terms. Laws Rules created by society to govern the behavior of people in society. Among other things, the laws are one formal.
Criminal and Civil Cases Getting Ready For Your Mock Trial.
THE TRIAL. For next time: Read page in Pakes.
The Trial Civ Lit I: Unit 9. 2 Preparing for Trial.
Judicial System Preparing for Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom Visit.
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