2Discussion of TrialsWhat law programs have you seen in the movies or on TV?Who are the participants in a courtroom?Lawyers, judge, jurors, witnesses, defendant, plaintiff or prosecutor, bailiff, police officers, clerk, court reporter, public
3Roles in the Courtroom What does each person do in the courtroom? Why is each person important in the courtroom?
4Steps in a TrialOpening of the CourtSwearing in the JuryOpening Statement by the Plaintiff’s Attorney or the ProsecutorOpening Statement by the Defendant’s AttorneyProsecution’s Direct Examination of their witnessesDefense’s Cross-examination of the Prosecution’s witnessesDefense’s Direct Examination of their witnessesProsecution’s cross-examination of the defense’s witnessesProsecution and Defense Closing ArgumentsJudges instructions to the juryJury Deliberations & VerdictWe will have a quiz over these on Monday (A, B & C Periods) and on Wednesday for (D & E Periods)
5Selection of CaseState of Florida v Alli McGraw Marijuana was found in Alli’s purse and she claims that she did not put it there.State of Florida v Jesse Sunderson - Firecrackers exploded in a school locker and Jesse has been charged. He denies the allegations.
6Selection of Roles 3 Prosecuting Attorneys 2 or 3 Defense Attorneys 1 Bailiff3 witnesses for the prosecution1 defendant2 witnesses for the defenseAll others will be jurors – at least 5 needed
7Directions for each Role Attorneys – read the facts; divide up jobs (opening, objections, closing, direct of each of the 3 witnesses, cross of each of the 3 other witnesses) --- each attorney should do 3 of the tasks listedWitnesses – read and re-read over your statements; work with lawyers from your side to help prepare for questioning; you can improvise any details that are not contained in your statement (which can NOT be altered)Bailiff – review the procedure for the oath; fill in the blanks of the Mock Trial Procedure handout for the JudgeJurors- imagine who you will be in 20 years and complete the Juror Biography form
8What’s Next? Work with your side – rest of day 1 and all of day 2 All questions and objections due at the beginning of the period on day 3Day 3 – Guest Speaker: final touches on “roles” & Voir DireDay 4 – Courthouse Tour & Mock Trial