Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Steps in a Trial



STEPS IN A MOCK TRIAL   -- CORRECT ORDER

1.    The Opening of the Court   -- All rise for the honorable. . . .

2.    Opening Statement by the Plaintiff/Prosecution

3.    Opening Statement by the Defense

4.    Direct examination of  their first witness by an attorney for the  Plaintiff/Prosecution

5.    Cross-examination of the Plaintiff/Prosecution’s witness by a Defense Attorney

6.    Direct examination of  their second witness by an attorney for the  Plaintiff/Prosecution

7.    Cross-examination of the Plaintiff/Prosecution’s witness by a Defense Attorney

8.    Direct examination of  their third  witness by an attorney for the  Plaintiff/Prosecution

9.    Cross-examination of the Plaintiff/Prosecution’s witness by a Defense Attorney

10. Direct examination of  their first witness by an attorney for the Defense

11. Cross-examination of the Defense’s witness by a Plaintiff/Prosecution Attorney

12. Direct examination of  their second witness by an attorney for the Defense

13. Cross-examination of the Defense’s witness by a Plaintiff/Prosecution Attorney

14. Direct examination of  their third witness by an attorney for the Defense

15. Cross-examination of the Defense’s witness by a Plaintiff/Prosecution Attorney

16. (Redirect and Recross are optional after each cross examination.)

17. Closing Argument by the  Plaintiff/Prosecution

18. Closing Argument by Defense

19. Deliberation and Decision from the Judges


20.  Closing the Court:  “All rise. This Honorable Court is hereby adjourned.”

Tentative Schedule for Play-Offs

This is a tentative schedule for Mock Trial competitions.  It will be finalized after the coordinator has received all registrations.   Updated from 10-13 to 10-18

I'm highlighting days we may tentatively need to avoid because of activities sponsored by our own school: 
Let me know which days you are unavailable because of required school activities.

Middle School Competition Dates – Playoff Rounds:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Mornings/Afternoons/Evenings)
 February 20, February 21, February 22, February 23 (9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-
3:30 p.m.), February 26, February 28
March 1, March 2  (9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m.), March 5
 February 26, March 5,  (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)

Elimination – Round of 16:
 March 6 (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)

Quarter Finals – 8 teams:
 March 13 (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)

Semi Finals – 4 teams:
 March 16 (1:00-3:30 p.m.)

Middle School Final 2 Teams:
 March 21 (5:30-8:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 -- Introduction to Mock Trial


Today students will receive applications and teacher recommendation sheets.





We will discuss what Mock Trial is and look at basically how one works.

Handbook PDF, PDF pages 20-25, handbook pages 11-16.
http://www.lawrelatededucation.org/images/docs/Handbook.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXYrpLRhQlI

Today we watched from the first opening statement through 32:14.



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Timing of Video:

Opening Statements --   20:41 to 28:00. 

Prosecution
Direct of Witness #1 for the prosecution
27:57 - 33:07
Cross 33:07 - 36:33

Direct of Witness #2 for the prosecution
36:36 - 40:11
Cross 40:11 - 43:25

Direct of Witness #3 for the prosecution
43:25 - 47:00
Cross  47:00 - 49:00
Redirect  49:00 - 49:26

_________________________________??????
Direct of Witness #1 for the defence
49:26 -
54:03 -- request that exhibit ___   be moved into evidence
Cross  54:27 -- 102:02

Closing Argument Prosecution
1:28:36 - 1:33:30
Closing Argument Defense 
1:33:40 -  1:39
Beyond a reasonable doubt
rebuttal Prosecution  1:39- 
Defense can choose to have the last word --rebuttal
Defense - rebuttal 

1:41  Decision

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Competition Tuesday, March 14, 2017












message from Law Related:  

"An error on my part and because of the craziness created with the Round of 16. I reviewed my list and discovered that I switched roles...Centennial A will be prosecution and American Fork will be Defense. You will be competing on Tuesday morning at Sandy Court, 9:00 a.m. trial."


Attorneys

Jefferson P.  Opening
                     Cross: Chris Hernandez

Caleb L.  Direct: Finau
               Cross: Eli Mohamed

Luke B.  Direct: Lee Morgan Hatch
               Closing

Greydon M.  Direct: Brett Anderson
                     Cross:  Kennedy Price

Witnesses: 
Mari G.  Lee Morgan Hatch
Tanner H.  Brett Anderson
Marcus M.  Ryan Finau

Bailiff:  Ryan Bazzelle


Our wiki:  http://cavemocktrial2017.pbworks.com/w/page/114804832/Cave%20Mock%20Trial%202017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

News

We are meeting on Saturday at the A.F. Courthouse -- near Fresh Market -- back door -- at 11:00 am. 


Come to cavetime tomorrow  -- Friday the 17th -- to meet as attorneys, witnesses, etc. 
After school is also available.
Plan on coming to CaveTime on Tuesday, and after school on Tuesday. 

 

Order of Witnesses:  

Hatch

Brett

Expert 





Try to come as many days after school this week as you can.
Judge Bazzelle will join us on Wednesday after school.
We will also meet officially during CaveTime on Thursday, and it would be a good idea to meet with your witness or attorney or with other attorneys or witnesses during other CaveTimes this week.

As you prepare, write down any questions for Judge Bazzelle or Ms. Dorsey so you don't forget to ask.

Talk with your parents about the case -- tell them about it as if you really are an attorney or the witness or bailiff.    Adults can't prepare the case for you, but they can help.

Remember to prepare ahead what you will wear to the trial.  Dress professionally.

You will each be charged on your school fees $10 for busses. Pay that as soon as you can.
Bring money for lunch on the day of our trial.

Our wiki:  http://cavemocktrial2017.pbworks.com/w/page/114804832/Cave%20Mock%20Trial%202017


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trial Assignments for Defense

Attorneys

Jefferson P.  Opening
                     Cross: Chris Hernandez

Caleb L.  Direct: Finau
               Cross: Eli Mohamed

Luke B.  Direct: Lee Morgan Hatch
               Closing

Greydon M.  Direct: Brett Anderson
                     Cross:  Kennedy Price

Witnesses:
Mari G.  Lee Morgan Hatch
Tanner H.  Brett Anderson
Marcus M.  Ryan Finau

Bailiff:  Ryan Bazzelle


Our wiki:  http://cavemocktrial2017.pbworks.com/w/page/114804832/Cave%20Mock%20Trial%202017

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Prosecution:

Opening Statement: Ryan B.

Direct for Chris Hernandez: Ryan B.
Direct for Kennedy Price: Luke B
Direct for Eli Mohamed:  Caleb L.

Cross Lee Morgan Hatch: Luke B.
Cross Brett Anderson:  Greydon M.
Cross Ryan Finau:  Caleb L.

Closing Argument: Greydon M.

Witnesses:
Chris Hernandez: Mari
Kennedy Price: Tanner
Eli Mohamed: Marcus

Bailiff:  Roscoe Moed