November 05, 2017

Mock Trial Handbook: Procudures, Time Limits & Objections

This handout will provide student mock trial teams with details regarding procedures, time limits, and objections. This document will be invaluable as you prepare for your initial in-class trials.

November 05, 2017

Mock Trial Handbook: Communication Skills

This section of the handbook offers advice on an essential part of any mock trial case--effectively communicating your version of the facts of the case.  

November 05, 2017

Mock Trial Handbook: Opening Statements

This section of the handbook offers advice on how to plan, write and deliver your opening statement. Opening statements are important because they are the first opportunity for your team to make an impression on the judges of the case.

November 05, 2017

Mock Trial Handbook: Direct Examination

This section of the handbook offers advice on how to prepare to examine your own witnesses on the stand.  A proper examination of your witnesses helps you to communicate the facts of the case from your team's perspective.

November 05, 2017

Mock Trial Handbook: Cross Examination

This section of the handbook offers advice on how to properly prepare your examination of the other side's witnesses.  A great cross examination of witnesses is often key to winning your case.

November 05, 2017

Mock Trial Handbook: Objections

This section of the handbook details common objections that are used in mock trials.  The fine art of making objections distinguishes great teams from average ones.

November 05, 2017

Mock Trial Handbook: Closing Statements

This section of the handbook offers advice on how to prepare for and deliver closing arguments. Closing arguments are different from opening statements in that they are argumentative in nature and cannot be fully prepared ahead of trial.

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