Our Courts & Trial Advocacy Starting Wednesday 11/11
Our Courts/ Trial Advocacy
- Allegheny County Jail Friday 8:15
- New unit: Our Courts/Trial Advocacy
- Activity- Ship Wrecked Sailors Trial
- 1. List three movie titles that involve our courts.
- 2. Describe one trial scene from one of the movies described above or another movie scene.
- 3. What happens in a trial from the beginning to the end? What are the steps in a trial?
- 4. Identify the main participants in a trial.
Ship Wrecked Sailors
- What is the law that was violated?
The Case of the Shipwrecked Sailors
- What type of law is involved in the incident?
Any person who deliberately takes the life of another is guilty of Murder.
- Crime is a wrong against society.
- Crimes are defined with distinct parts or elements which must be proven”beyond a reasonable doubt” by the prosecutor (District Attorney).
Attorneys’ and Judges’ Groups
- Attorneys will prepare At least three arguments to support your position.
- Judges prepare a list of questions that you will ask the attorneys to help you determine a verdict.
- Judges record (3) three arguments made by each attorney and record your verdict based upon the arguments
- Judge calls everyone to order.
- District attorney presents case without interruption from the defense attorney.
- Defense attorney presents case without interruption from the prosecuting attorney.
- Judge allows for rebuttal.
- Judge steps away and prepares verdict.
Ship Wrecked Sailors Trial
- Sub-groups (district attorneys, defense attorneys, judges meet to prepare arguments and questions.
- Judge prepares verdict (confidential).
- Judges will share verdicts in class next week.
- Triads- staple all three papers together before submission.