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YOUR GUIDE TO THE MOCK TRIAL. MOCK TRIAL ORDER OF OPERATIONS- THE CROWN. Crown (prosecution) opening statement- 5 minutes Crown first witness direct examination Crown first witness cross examination Crown second witness direct examination Crown second witness- cross examination. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • YOUR GUIDE TO THE MOCK TRIAL

  • MOCK TRIAL ORDER OF OPERATIONS- THE CROWNCrown (prosecution) opening statement- 5 minutesCrown first witness direct examinationCrown first witness cross examinationCrown second witness direct examinationCrown second witness- cross examination

  • MOCK TRIAL-ORDER OF OPERATIONS- DEFENSEDefense opening statement (5 mins)Defense witness one direct examinationDefense witness one cross examinationDefense witness two direct examinationDefense witness two cross examinationSummations (Close) DefenseSummations (Close) Crown

  • HINTS AND TIPS TO SHINE AND BE ELECTRIFYING DURING THE TRIAL

  • COURTROOM TIPS AND ETIQUETTEThe Judge rules the courtroom- dont interruptAlways say Your HonourAlways stand when the judge enters, or when talking

  • OPENING STATEMENTSBe clear, concise in your wordsTry not to read too muchPut some inflection in your voiceConnect with your audienceMake sure that opening is a road map

  • OPENING STATEMENTS CONT. Try not to use big words- be conversationalremember you are talking to a jury that does not know the lawYour opening statement should be a road map- meaning it should have some direction: beginning,middle, end

  • MORE AND MORE OPENING STATEMENT HINTSRemember you have not proven anythingUse the evidence will showRoad map means you introduce the case without arguing the caseBe sure of yourself and in charge

  • QUESTIONING WITNESSESFor your own witness- be friendly, conversationalYour attitude should be to get to the truthQuestions should be open ended, easy to follow, easy to answer- be the good guyTell the story in the most effective way

  • CROSS EXAMINING WITNESSESShort closed questionsDont give witness a chance to explain themselvesTry to pin them down into a cornerBe the bad guy, but dont make the jury dislike you

  • CROSS EXAMINATION CONTINUEDBe confrontational but not too confrontational Make sure you poke holes in their credibility

  • CLOSING STATEMENTSSum up your main pointsIf your opening was This is what we are going to proveYour closing is this is what we have provenBurden of proof is beyond a reasonable doubt

  • NOW YOU ARE READY TO STYLE AND PROFILE

  • OR BE AS GOOD OR ELOQUENT AS THIS GUY (ON THE LEFT)

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