PRLG-0121 Intro to law chapter 17

Last Name 1 Shelby Hathaway Mrs.Lask PRLG-0121 11/20/2022 Chapter 17: The Trial Questions for Review 1Q: Describe the role of the trial participants. 1A: a) Judge: The judge oversees the courtroom proceedings. As a result, he or she determines all practical choices, including when to take breaks and when to start and conclude proceedings. Additionally, the judge performs a more technical duty. All legal issues must be decided by the judge. b) The plaintiff's lawyer: The plaintiff's lawyer calls witnesses and provides evidence on behalf of the plaintiff. If there is a criminal trial, the prosecutor makes their case on behalf of the state or jurisdiction and the victim. c) Defense counsel: On behalf of the defendant, the defense counsel examines witnesses and provides evidence. d) Court reporter: A court reporter "reports" each and every word said in open court. a written or electronic transcript Sometimes a transcript is created, either on paper or electronically. The transcript becomes the trial's official record once it has been approved by all parties. e) Court clerk: The judge is given a court clerk. The clerk labels the evidence, provides exhibit numbers, and supports the judge as needed throughout the trial. f) Jury: The jury is a panel of ordinary persons who deliberate on the case's facts.
Last Name 2 g) Court deputy/bailiff: The law enforcement representative assigned to the courtroom is known as a court deputy or bailiff. The courtroom's protocol and order are upheld by this person. The jury is under the supervision of the court deputy/bailiff. 2Q : What is a jury questionnaire? 2A: It's a form that the court uses that includes a lot of fundamental inquiries. 3Q: Explain the importance of an opening statement. 3A: It's a lawyer's first chance to address the jury and give a summary of the case, which could include a synopsis of the relevant facts and an outline of the evidence the lawyer intends to present. Additionally, it gives a preliminary overview of the case and the evidence that will be presented during the trial. Anyhow, this is a crucial beginning point . 4Q : What is the prosecutor's burden of proof in a criminal case? 4A: In a criminal case, the prosecutor must demonstrate both the commission of the offense and the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Preponderance of the evidence is a weaker standard of proof used in civil cases. 5Q: What is the plaintiff's burden of proof in a civil case? 5A: In a civil action, the plaintiff must demonstrate that a civil wrong was committed, and that the defendant is accountable for the wrong by a preponderance of the evidence. 6Q: Explain the importance of a closing statement. 6A: It is presented right before the judge gives the jury instructions; it is the attorney's final chance to address the court and the jury. It offers a rundown of the pertinent details, problems, supporting evidence, and inferences that could be made from the material.
Last Name 3 7Q: What are jury Instructions? 7A: They provide clear explanations of the law and are great resources for doing so. 8Q: Why are some juries sequestered? 8A: Since the jury's decision may be made without being influenced by the public environment (such as the press, the internet, and television), Application and Analysis 2Q: How do the responses to a jury questionnaire help an attorney choose jurors? 2A: Solicits student's feedback. Assignment and Projects 4Q: What is the legal issue before the U.S. Supreme Court in Texas v. cobb? The case syllabus (summary) available at the book website at 4A: The Sixth Amendment right to counsel is offense-specific, according to the Court, and does not always apply to crimes that are closely connected to those to which the right has been attached.
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