EQ: How does the trial process work? Aim: How can we better

EQ: How does the trial process work?
Aim: How can we prepare for the mock
trial process?
Do Now: Find out where you sit! Must sit in assigned
seats for project!
Look on wall and find table and assigned roll for Mock
We need to get all ready for Mock Trail on Thursday 15th
and Friday 16th this week.
Activity- How can we start to organize information for
mock trial?
Homework- study rolls go to www.mrmegna.com and do
Mock Trial by Mark Twain answer guiding questions. Test
Wednesday on Mock Trial process and vocabulary.
Activity- How can we start to organize
information for mock trial
Attorneys must work as a team and write opening, closing
statements and organize questions to ask the witnesses.
Witnesses need to learn about each witness and start to
study to answer questions. Must know your rolls in and out.
You will be assigned a roll to work on.
This will be a major part of your 3rd marking period grade.
Must Study and learn Mock Trial Vocabulary-Test on
Chris Archer v. New Columbia
United States v. Michael Davis
1st Degree Murder- murder that’s planned out and done with
malice (hate).
Hazing- humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals,
especially as imposed on college students seeking membership
to a fraternity or sorority. "seven officers of the fraternity were
charged with hazing"
Stipulate- demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part
of a bargain or agreement. "he stipulated certain conditions
before their marriage"
Memorandum- a document recording the terms of a contract
or other legal details. a note or record made for future use.
"the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on
economic cooperation"
Factual conclusion- True facts. True information from evidence.
Class D Misdemeanor- Class D Non-Violent Felonies. "Felony"
means an offense for which a sentence to a term of
imprisonment in excess of one year may be imposed.
Admissible- acceptable or valid, especially as evidence in a
court of law. "the Court unanimously held that the hearsay was
Deliberation- long and careful consideration or discussion.
"after much deliberation, we arrived at a compromise"
Hearsay- information received from other people that one
cannot adequately substantiate; rumor. "according to hearsay,
Bob had managed to break his arm"
Relevance- "important to the matter at hand." Artists and
politicians are always worried about their relevance. If they are
no longer relevant, they may not keep their job.
Tribunal- a court of justice. "an international war crimes
Felony- a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded
as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually
punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or
by death.
Rape- The crime, typically committed by a man,
of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse with
the offender against their will:
Intercourse- sexual activity between two
people; especially : sexual activity in which a man puts his
penis into the vagina of a woman
Stipulated facts- n the law of the United States,
a stipulation is an agreement made between opposing
parties prior to a pending hearing or trial. For example,
both parties might stipulate to certain facts, and
therefore not have to argue those facts in court.
Menstrual cycle- the process of ovulation and
menstruation in women and other female primates.
Affidavits- a written statement confirmed by oath or
affirmation, for use as evidence in court.
Sworn statement- Statements said under oath of law.
Applicable laws- Laws that are similar that can be applied
to the same case.
Cessation- the fact or process of ending or being brought
to an end. "the cessation of hostilities"
Ample evidence- Large or great amount of evidence
pointing to something.
Corroborated- confirm or give support to (a statement,
theory, or finding)."the witness had corroborated the
boy's account of the attack" Agree with, go along with.
Summary/ Conclusion• How productive where you today in getting ready
for mock trial?
• Rate yourself between 1-5.
• 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

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