Presentation on theme: "ROLES OF A MOCK TRIAL. JURY The Jury are charged with the responsibility of deciding whether, on the facts of the case, a person is guilty or not guilty."— Presentation transcript:
JURY The Jury are charged with the responsibility of deciding whether, on the facts of the case, a person is guilty or not guilty of the offence for which he/she has been charged.
PROSECUTOR ATTORNEYS In a criminal case, the prosecutor is the attorney representing the government who presents (i.e.: prosecutes) the case against the defendant in an attempt to prove him guilty of the charges for which he was arrested.
DEFENSE ATTORNEYS Defense attorneys counsel people accused of a crime about their legal rights and options and confer with their clients to decide what course of action to take. Attorneys then act on behalf of their clients by arguing their innocence or making a case for as lenient a sentence as possible.
CLERK Under direction, to perform clerical duties in a designated courtroom of the Superior Court; to attend court sessions and prepare records of court proceedings in conformance with statutes, policies, and the direction of a Judge; to swear in witnesses and juries; to maintain exhibits offered in evidence; and to perform related duties as assigned.
JUDGE Judges play many roles. They interpret the law, assess the evidence presented, and control how hearings and trials unfold in their courtrooms. Most important of all, judges are impartial decision-makers in the pursuit of justice. The judge remains above the fray, providing an independent and impartial assessment of the facts and how the law applies to those facts.
WITNESS Witnesses play a very important role in criminal cases. They help to clarify what happened by telling the judge or jury everything they know about an event. A witness is someone who has relevant information about a crime