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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.

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Your guide to the mock trial

YOUR GUIDE TO THE MOCK TRIAL


Mock trial order of operations the crown

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


Mock trial order of operations defense

MOCK TRIAL-ORDER OF OPERATIONS- DEFENSE

  • Defense opening statement (5 mins)

  • Defense witness one direct examination

  • Defense witness one cross examination

  • Defense witness two direct examination

  • Defense witness two cross examination

  • Summations (Close) Defense

  • Summations (Close) Crown


Hints and tips to shine and be electrifying during the trial

HINTS AND TIPS TO SHINE AND BE ELECTRIFYING DURING THE TRIAL


Courtroom tips and etiquette

COURTROOM TIPS AND ETIQUETTE

  • The Judge rules the courtroom- don’t interrupt

  • Always say “Your Honour”

  • Always stand when the judge enters, or when talking


Opening statements

OPENING STATEMENTS

  • Be clear, concise in your words

  • Try not to read too much

  • Put some inflection in your voice

  • Connect with your audience

  • Make sure that opening is a road map


Opening statements cont

OPENING STATEMENTS CONT.

  • Try not to use big words- be conversational

  • remember you are talking to a jury that does not know the law

  • Your opening statement should be a road map- meaning it should have some direction: beginning,middle, end


More and more opening statement hints

MORE AND MORE OPENING STATEMENT HINTS

  • Remember you have not proven anything

  • Use “the evidence will show”

  • Road map means you introduce the case without arguing the case

    Be sure of yourself and in charge


Questioning witnesses

QUESTIONING WITNESSES

  • For your own witness- be friendly, conversational

  • Your attitude should be to get to the truth

  • Questions should be open ended, easy to follow, easy to answer- be the “good guy”

  • Tell the story in the most effective way


Cross examining witnesses

CROSS EXAMINING WITNESSES

  • Short closed questions

  • Don’t give witness a chance to explain themselves

  • Try to pin them down into a corner

  • Be the “bad guy”, but don’t make the jury dislike you


Cross examination continued

CROSS EXAMINATION CONTINUED

  • Be confrontational but not too confrontational

  • Make sure you poke holes in their credibility


Closing statements

CLOSING STATEMENTS

  • Sum up your main points

  • If your opening was “This is what we are going to prove”

  • Your closing is “this is what we have proven

  • Burden of proof is beyond a reasonable doubt


Now you are ready to style and profile

NOW YOU ARE READY TO “STYLE AND PROFILE”


Or be as good or eloquent as this guy on the left

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


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