United States History I

Report
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
What is this class all about?
After School Schedule:
Jumpstart: Not today
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Fill out the survey on my
website
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 9/4/13
Seating Chart & Attendance
Intro – Who am I and what is this class?
Fill out survey
Homework
 http://teachers.sumnersd.org/shs/lnorlin
Who
am I? Who are you?
th
 7 year at SHS
 Grew up in Spanaway,
graduated from WWU
 Went to Kenya for the 2nd time
this summer
 I love my job and I love my
family!
http://tinyurl.com/norlinworldhistory
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
What is this class all about?
After School Schedule:
Jumpstart: How would you grade the United
States overall as a country right now? Why?
Today’s skill assessment:
Agenda For Your Planner 9/5/13
Tonight’s homework for Attendance
your planner:
Schedule for the day
Fill out the survey on my Intro – Who am I and what is this class?
website
Fill out survey
Next Due Date for your
planner:
1st Period
7:25 – 8:20
(55 minutes)
2nd Period 8:25 – 9:20
(55 minutes)
3rd Period
9:25 – 10:20
(55 minutes)
Advisory
10:25 – 10:50
(25 minutes)
4th Period and lunches
I will show lunches
Period 5
12:25 – 1:20
(55 minutes)
Period 6
1:25 – 2:20
(55 minutes)
1st Lunch
Anderson
Ashely, Julie
Ashley, Skip
Blansfield
Burlew
Crawley
Culpepper
Edwards
Harshman
Helling-Christy
McDonald
Nelson, Tiana
Olsen
Peters
Phelan
Pruett
Rios
Slater, Bryan
Slater, Kara
Sparks
Townley
2nd Lunch
Birklid
Bouchard
Carroll
Dann
Hansen, Lila
Hanson, Lainy
Harlow
Heacox
Jones
Kelleher
Labor
McGuire
McNeill
Peterson
Schumacher
Sorg
Stansbury
Tifft
Wagner
Wilkerson
Wilson
3rd Lunch
Adcox
Bostic
Browning-Cray
Carl
Finnegan
Fitzpatrick
Holmstrom
LaMay
McDaniel
Miles
Norlin, John
Oldright
Sather
Street
Stumpf
Thompson
Treich
Tiny Sparts TA
Attendance TA
Credit Recovery
Tiny Sparts TA
Career Ctr TA
Guidance TA
LRC TA
Tiny Sparts TA
Staff on Plan
Pile
Chantler
Nelson, Jon
Swigart
Woodbury
Norlin, Lindsay
Turley
Isaacs
Ross
Chapman
Mann
LRC (Choice)
Gosselin
Expectations
Be nice
Expectations of my students
 What expectations would you expect from your peers?
Guidelines For Success
 Learn the material and skill
 Get to know your neighbors and others in class.
 Ask questions
 Be here!
REQUIRED MATERIALS
3-ring binder with paper or notebook
2. Pens or pencils (Enough to last the semester)
3. Highlighter
1.
Headings
Name
Date
Period
Assignment Name
Preamble Seminar
 Read it over twice.
 Write down the words
you think are the most
important
 Why?
We the people of the United States, in
order to form a more perfect union,
establish justice, insure domestic
tranquility, provide for the common
defense, promote the general welfare,
and secure the blessings of liberty to
ourselves and our posterity, do ordain
and establish this Constitution for the
United States of America.
Grade the United States
A
Union
Justice
Domestic
Tranquility
Defense
Welfare
Liberty
B
C
D
F
Discussion Guidelines
 I agree with [name] because…. I disagree
with [name] because….
 I am going to change the subject….
 Thank you for sharing….
 I understand what you are saying _______
but I am unsure what you meant by________
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Today until 3:00
How do I participate in a discussion?
What’s the goal of a mock trial?
Jumpstart: What does it take to win a trial?
Today’s skill assessment: Agenda For Your Planner 9/6/13
Civil Discourse
Classroom procedures
Introduce mock trial procedures
Tonight’s homework for Pre-test for criminal law
your planner:
Practice your critical
thinking skills while
watching commercials
Next Due Date for your
planner:
1st Period
7:25 – 8:20
(55 minutes)
2nd Period 8:25 – 9:20
(55 minutes)
3rd Period
9:25 – 10:20
(55 minutes)
Advisory
10:25 – 10:50
(25 minutes)
4th Period and lunches
I will show lunches
Period 5
12:25 – 1:20
(55 minutes)
Period 6
1:25 – 2:20
(55 minutes)
Classroom Procedures
 Emergency Prep
 Fire drill, earthquake, lock down, lahar
 Computers/Printer
 Bathroom – first and last 10 minutes = wait
 Cell phones/Ipods
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_cyG2dJPpc
What the Semester will look like
 Mock Trials – 1 Criminal Trial and 1 Civil Trial
 6 Weeks
 2 Mock Trials assessed on an individual basis.
 Intro to Criminal and Civil Law – Tort and Tort Reform
 3 Weeks
 1 Tort PowerPoint
 CBA
 3 weeks
 Constitutional Law/Simulated Government
 6 Weeks
 Constitution exam
 Participation in the Simulated Government are scored
individually.
Critical Thinking
Goal of a Mock Trial
Goal #1: Work on critical thinking
and critical commentary, a skill you
will be assessed on multiple-times
throughout the semester
Goal #2: Obtain knowledge of how
a trial works, importance of law, and
difference between criminal and
civil law
Mock trial
A fake trial
Goal = win the case
What is needed = ?
There are 2 sides:
 Prosecution/Plaintiff
Responsible for proving beyond a
reasonable doubt that the accused
committed the crime.
 Defense
Responsible for finding their client not
guilty for the crime they are being charged
with.
Who has the more difficult job? Why?
Burden of proof?
 Reasonable Doubt
 The prosecution has a burden.
Their job is harder than the defense.
 The burden is called, “Beyond a
reasonable doubt.”
 Therefore, the defense just has to create
doubt!

What order does a trial go in?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Closing statements by defense
Direct examination of a witness by
Prosecution
Direct examination of a witness by Defense
Opening statements by prosecution
Closing statements by prosecution
Cross-examination of a witness by Defense
Cross-examination of a witness by
Prosecution
Opening statements by defense
So how do they do it?
 The trial:
 Opening Statements
 Prosecution then defense.

Why do you think the Prosecution gets/has to go first?
 The trial
 Direct examinations by prosecution
 Cross examinations by defense
 Direct examinations by defense
 Cross examinations by prosecution
 Closing Statements
 Prosecution, then defense, finishing with rebuttal by
Prosecution.

Why do they get a rebuttal?
 Burden of proof!
Pre-Test: Criminal Law
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
What is indictment?
What is the list of events called that someone who is
convicted of a crime goes through? From arrest
through release of individual.
90% of criminal cases never make it to trial, why?
How much does someone have to pay a bondsman
in order to get out on bail?
To the best of your abilities, list the steps that
someone will go thru from committing the crime to
release. (8 main steps)
Due Process
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Accused is arrested
Interrogated and detained (48 hours)
Accused is informed of rights
Accused is indicted in front of a judge, they plead
guilty or not guilty
Judge sets bail and court date
Accused goes to court
Verdict
Set free or go to jail/prison
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Today until 3:00
Today’s skill assessment:
Civil Discourse
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Practice your critical
thinking skills while
watching commercials
Next Due Date for your
planner:
How do I participate in a discussion?
What’s the goal of a mock trial?
Jumpstart: What is the difference between
prosecution and defense?
Agenda For Your Planner 9/7/13
Classroom procedures
Introduce mock trial procedures
Pre-test for criminal law (per. 2-3)
What order does a trial go in?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Closing statements by defense
Direct examination of a witness by
Prosecution
Direct examination of a witness by Defense
Opening statements by prosecution
Closing statements by prosecution
Cross-examination of a witness by Defense
Cross-examination of a witness by
Prosecution
Opening statements by defense
So how do they do it?
 The trial:
 Opening Statements
 Prosecution then defense.

Why do you think the Prosecution gets/has to go first?
 The trial
 Direct examinations by prosecution
 Cross examinations by defense
 Direct examinations by defense
 Cross examinations by prosecution
 Closing Statements
 Prosecution, then defense, finishing with rebuttal by
Prosecution.

Why do they get a rebuttal?
 Burden of proof!
Pre-Test: Criminal Law
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
What is indictment?
What is the list of events called that someone who is
convicted of a crime goes through? From arrest
through release of individual.
90% of criminal cases never make it to trial, why?
How much does someone have to pay a bondsman
in order to get out on bail?
To the best of your abilities, list the steps that
someone will go thru from committing the crime to
release. (8 main steps)
Due Process
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Accused is arrested
Detained & informed of rights & interrogated (48
hours)
Accused is indicted in front of a judge, they plead
guilty or not guilty
Judge sets bail and court date
Accused goes to court
Verdict
Set free or go to jail/prison
What is Law?
 Law provides rules
 It tells us what we can and cannot do
Criminal vs. Civil
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•
•
•
Civil
Criminal
• A private party (e.g., a
Break a state law,
corporation or individual
prosecutor files charges
person) files the lawsuit
Charged
• Sued
Guilty or not guilty
• Liable: Can be “sort of”
Result = Punishment
liable
• Result = Compensation
often payment
Criminal Law
 Crime – Something one does or fails to do in violation
of a law.
Criminal Justice Process
 Includes everything that happens from arrest through
prosecution and conviction to release from the control
of the state
 This is called DUE PROCESS
Due Process – Step #1 Arrest
 Who are you arrested by?
 You become a suspect – allegedly did something
against the law
 Taken into custody
 Arrest warrant OR probable cause
 Warrant – court order commanding that the person be
taken into custody
 Probable cause – a reasonable belief that a person has
committed a crime. Based on evidence.
Detained – Step 2
 Next you will be detained
 State has 48 hours to press charges (indict)
 Fingerprinted and photographed
 Urine tests to ascertain drug use is common
Informed of rights &
Interrogation – Step 2
 Interrogation - Questioning occurs by police
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUNJBwO2BoA
Prosecution
 A prosecuting attorney gets file and asks simple
question…
 “Can I win this?” and then “What will it take to win?”
 EVIDENCE and Witness statement are the big two
Charges Pressed
 If prosecutor has enough they will press charges
 If not, charges dropped and person free to go
Indicted in front of judge – Step 3
If charges pressed, the accused goes in front of a judge
Judge asks prosecutor to present the evidence and will
judge if prosecutor has enough evidence to try the
accused
Judge will then indict, or read the suspect their charges
Make the plea
 Accused pleads guilty or not guilty
 90% plead not guilty
Judge sets bail and trial date –
Step 4
 The accused has a trial date set and goes back to jail
OR
 Judge sets trial date and the accused gets out on bail
until trial date occurs
Bail – Step 4
 Bail = collateral
 Free until trial occurs
 Often times bail is granted from a bail bondsmen
 They lend $ and the accused contributes 10% of what
the total bond is
 Example: If bail is set at $50,000, bondsman pays
$45,000 and accused pays $5,000
Due Process Review
1.
2.
3.
4.
Arrested
Detained, read rights and interrogated
Prosecutor reads file and decides yes or no
Indicted in front of judge, plead guilty or not
Trial date and bail set by judge
Sit in jail
 The accused sits in jail until trial date (trials usually
happen in 3 months)
 OR if you are out on bail you sit at home until your
trial date
Plea bargaining
 Why most cases never go to trial
 Most defendants who are convicted plead guilty
before trial
 Plea bargain – granting certain concessions to the
defendant in exchange for a plea of guilty to a less
serious charge or recommend a lighter sentence on
the original charge if guilty plea is entered
 Win-win-win situation
 Example: Cyril’s case
Trial – Step 5
 Jury present at trial
 Vote has to be unanimous
Verdict & Sentencing – Step 6
 In some states jury gives sentence
 In Washington the judge will give the sentence
Serves times or goes home –
Step 7
 Once sentence is given they serve their time if they are
convicted of the crime.
Due Process Review
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Arrested
Detained, read rights and interrogated
Prosecutor reads file and decides yes or no
Indicted in front of judge, plead guilty or not
Trial date and bail set by judge
Goes to trial
Verdict of guilty or not guilty
Set free or go to jail
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Today and Fri until 3:30
Today’s skill assessment:
Content skill
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
1. Look over the case
2. Have top 3 positions
written down
Next Due Date for your
planner:
What steps must be taken in order to be
charged with a crime?
Jumpstart: No jumpstart, study 5 minutes for
your quiz
Agenda For Your Planner 9/13/12
Finish due process
Review time
Test: Criminal Law
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
After a person is arrested and detained, what happens
next?
What is the list of events called that someone who is
convicted of a crime goes through? From arrest through
release of individual.
90% of criminal cases never make it to trial, why?
How much does someone have to pay a bondsman in
order to get out on bail?
To the best of your abilities, list the steps that someone
will go thru from committing the crime to release.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Prosecutor reads file and decides “can I win this?” and takes it or does not
take it
Due process
They take a plea bargain or plead guilty before trial takes place
10%
Steps are:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Arrested
Detained
Prosecutor reads file and decides yes or no
Charges are pressed
Accused goes in front of judge and pleads guilty or not guilty
Trial date and bail set by judge
Sit in jail and wait
Plea bargaining
Serve time
Released
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Today and Fri until 3:30
What steps must be taken in order to be
charged with a crime?
Jumpstart: Which side do you think will have it
easier in this case?
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 9/14/12
•Learn what role you have
•Time to read through packet
•How
Mock Trial Roles
Witnesses
Group 1
Group 2
Casey (Defense)
Phillip
Eli
Sawyer (Prosecution)
Ashley
Payton
Detective Riley (Prosecution)
Max
Natalie
Dr. Killian (Prosecution)
Julia
Jacob C.
Dr. Atkinson (Defense)
Samatha W.
Jordon
Nick
Josh
Direct Examiner of Dr. Killian and Cross Examiner of Dr. Atkinson
Cesario
Luke
Direct Examiner of Det. Riley and Cross Examiner of Cameron
Brennan
Juan
Direct Examiner of Sawyer
Brandon
Adrienna
Cross Examiner of Casey
David
Troy
Opening and Closing Attorney
Kiera
Jacob U.
Kaitlyn
Zac
Joel
Davina
Direct Examiner of Casey
Colton
Matt
Cross Examiner of Sawyer
Jason
Samantha G.
Dustin, Sean
Shyanne
Cameron Cortez (Defense)
Prosecuting Attorneys
Defense Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Cameron and Cross Examiner of Det. Riley
Direct Examiner of Dr. Atkinson and Cross Examiner of Dr. Killian
Opening and Closing Attorney
Mock Trial Roles
Witnesses
Group 1
Group 2
Casey (Defense)
Xander
Frankie
Sawyer (Prosecution)
Justin
Zack W.
Detective Riley (Prosecution)
Devin
Breanna
Dr. Killian (Prosecution)
Anna
collin
Dr. Atkinson (Defense)
Corrina
Remi
Cameron Cortez (Defense)
Preston
Trevor
Kellen
Logen
Riley
Beatrice
Direct Examiner of Sawyer
Nathan
Ryan
Cross Examiner of Casey
Noah
Nick
Direct Examiner of Cameron and Cross Examiner of Det. Riley
Zak L.
Carissa
Direct Examiner of Dr. Atkinson and Cross Examiner of Dr. Killian
Olivia
Mikkey
Direct Examiner of Casey
Kelli
Mario
Cross Examiner of Sawyer
Quinten
Alonzo
Prosecuting Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Dr. Killian and Cross Examiner of Dr. Atkinson
Direct Examiner of Det. Riley and Cross Examiner of Cameron
Opening and Closing Attorney
Defense Attorneys
Opening and Closing Attorney
Austin
Once you get your role
 Reread the documents
 Underline what information is important for you
 Gather in teams (Prosecution and Defense)
 Witnesses will go to the team that is calling upon them
 Work individually
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Prosecution
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Responsible for proving beyond a reasonable doubt
that the accused committed the crime.
Defense

Responsible for finding their client not guilty for the
crime they are being charged with.
 The burden of proof does not apply to the Defense.
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Reasonable Doubt

The prosecution has a burden.
 Their job is harder than the defense.
 The burden is called, “Beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Therefore, the defense just has to create doubt!
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The trial:
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Opening Statements
 Prosecution then defense.
 Why do you think the Prosecution gets/has to go first?

The trial
 Direct examinations
 Cross examinations

Closing Statements
 Prosecution, then defense, finishing with rebuttal by
Prosecution.
 Why do they get a rebuttal?
 Burden of proof!

This is the movie preview.

Always phrased, “We are going to show you that…”
or “We will prove that” or “You are going to see…”
 Never, “We already showed you”, or “This person did
this…”
 Why? You haven’t proven anything yet.

3 minutes long

Prosecution gets to direct examine their
witnesses first.

Direct Examination:
 The witness has to tell the entire story.
 The attorney may not “Lead” the witness in any
way/shape/form to the answer.
 Example of what’s right:
 Tell us where you were on the night of… or What happened next?
Then what did you do?
 Example of what’s wrong:
 Isn’t it true that you loaded the gun the night before you killed
your husband?
 Rule of thumb: If the answer is yes/no, then you cannot ask
the question in Direct Examination
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48 Hours Mystery
What evidence did the prosecution present
in court?
How did the defense respond?
Did the defense bring up any new evidence
that the prosecution didn’t use?
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
What happens in a cross examination?
What is my teams strategy going to be?
After School Schedule:
Thurs, Fri until 3:30
Jumpstart: What is your strategy going to be in
this case? Why did Casey do it? Or why didn’t
Today’s skill assessment: he do it?
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 9/17/12
Discuss cross examinations
Objections
Work time
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Cross Examination:
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This is a hostile examination. One side’s attorney
against the other side’s witness.
After the direct examination, the witness stays on the
stand, and the cross-examiner approaches.
 Control the witness!!! Always ask them to answer all
questions with a yes/no unless asked otherwise.
 Examples of what is okay: Really…leading or nonleading questions are okay as long as you are
controlling the witness.
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
Re-Direct – If you still have time (5 minutes for
direct, 3 minutes for cross), then the direct
examiner may re-approach and clarify
anything brought up in the cross. Nothing
new.
Re-Cross – same as Re-direct…must have time
remaining.
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Sometimes an attorney is breaking the rules:
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You need to protect your witness.
Only the attorney responsible for the witness on the
stand may object…nobody else on the attorney
teams!!!
Judge either sustains (says it’s a good objection
and doesn’t allow the question to be answered)
or overrules (says it’s a bad objection, that
question should be answered.)
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Leading
Argumentative
Badgering
Speculation
Ultimate Issue
Hearsay
Foundation
First-hand knowledge
Asked and answered
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Asking yes/no questions
Stating a question that has the answer built in to it so
the witness just has to confirm the attorney is correct or
incorrect.
Can only be used when a direct examination is
happening.
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Example.- The prosecuting attorney asks their witness. "During
the conversation, didn't the defendant declare that he would
not deliver the merchandise?"
"Objection, your honor. Counsel is leading the witness."
Counsel could rephrase the question, "Will you state what, if
anything, the defendant said during this conversation, relating
to the delivery of the merchandise?"
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Arguing with the witness.
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
Did you do this? “No.” Are you sure you didn’t do
this? “Yes.” Positive you didn’t do this? “Yes.” Blah
blah blah.
Badgering
Arguing with attitude.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV4ogUgA3H
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Witnesses
Group 1
Casey (Defense)
Group 2
Devin N.
Cierragrace C.
Paul C.
Cassidy L.
Detective Riley (Prosecution)
Antonio A.
Zach S.
Dr. Killian (Prosecution)
Lauren M.
Markus L.
Dr. Atkinson (Defense)
Bryce H.
Shaun R.
Acacia W.
Cody G.
Direct Examiner of Dr. Killian and Cross Examiner of Dr. Atkinson
Hanna S.
Bryan G.
Direct Examiner of Det. Riley and Cross Examiner of Cameron
Travis A.
Kylee K.
Direct Examiner of Sawyer
Jamie W.
Moriah T.
Cross Examiner of Casey
Ali S.
Vittorio C.
Caleb. W.
Kaleo P.
Direct Examiner of Cameron and Cross Examiner of Det. Riley
Colton J.
Jesse D.
Direct Examiner of Dr. Atkinson and Cross Examiner of Dr. Killian
Tristen H.
Madai G.
Direct Examiner of Casey
Justin M.
Kylie
Cross Examiner of Sawyer
Dillon L.
Nora G.
Opening and Closing Attorney
Justin A.
Davon D.
Sawyer (Prosecution)
Cameron Cortez (Defense)
Prosecuting Attorneys
Opening and Closing Attorney
Defense Attorneys
Team 1
1 Sawyer
2 Riley
3 Dr. Killian
Team 2
1 Sawyer
2 Riley
3 Dr. Killian
Team 1
1 Casey
2 Dr. Atkinson
3 Cameron
Team 2
1 Dr. Atkinson
2 Cameron
3 Casey
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs, Fri until 3:30
What is my teams strategy going to be?
Jumpstart: What key piece of evidence do you
think will be the most convincing for your
Today’s skill assessment: team? Why? What will be the most damaging?
Why?
Tonight’s homework for
Agenda For Your Planner 9/18/12
your planner:
Pass back due process quiz and go over it
Next Due Date for your Objections
planner:
Team time

Speculation – Asking the witness to try and guess at
what might have happened if circumstances were
different.

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“Let’s say you went home instead…do you think…” or “What
do you think might have happened if…”
Foundation – Only happens on Direct examinations.
This is a big one
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If the attorney has not established foundation for a question,
they cannot ask it.
Example: First question of the direct exam, “So when you were
at the party…who did you see drinking alcohol?
 It hasn’t been established that there was a party, with drinking at it,
and the witness was actually at that party and saw people drinking.
All of that must be established first.
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Only one type of witness may actually
speculate and that is an “expert” witness.
But they must be established as an expert
during the direct examination.
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What are your credentials? Witness lists his/her
background/academic credentials.
Your honor, I’d like to establish this witness as an
expert in his/her field.
Judge: “Are there any objections from the
prosecution/defense”?
 If none – the witness is declared an expert by the judge and
they may now speculate on certain things.
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Cannot ask, straight up, with no foundation,
“Did you commit this crime?” to the defendant.
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Asking questions that the witness doesn’t
know from first-hand experience is not
allowed.
Was Jeshuan drinking that night?
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“Well, I heard (The objection should happen here!)
that she was drinking.”
 So was she?
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“Yes.”
 How do you know?
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My friends told me.
1.
2.
First, as a team come up with the main
point/argument you will use to determine
Casey is guilty/not guilty
How can each attorney or witness help with
the key point? Example: If I’m the bomb expert
how might I help my team with the main idea?
***Defense will be inside, prosecution will be in the
grass outside
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What happens in a cross examination?
What is my teams strategy going to be?
After School Schedule:
Thurs, Fri until 3:30
Jumpstart: What is your strategy going to be in
this case? Why did Casey do it? Or why didn’t
Today’s skill assessment: he do it?
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 9/18/12
Discuss cross examinations
Objections
Work time
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Sometimes an attorney will ask the same
question over and over again.
You killed him? Yes
 So you really killed him? Yes
 Like shot him in the face and he died? Yes
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You want the jury to hear important things 3
times!
Be careful to avoid the objection “Asked and
answered.”
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Typically written as the trial is progressing.
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The attorney giving the closing will know what
his/her side will be proving and attempting to prove
so they can write some of it before the trial.
But crazy things happen!!
It’s important to write those down as they happen so
that you can remind the jury at the end of the trial
during the closing.
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After School Schedule:
Jumpstart:
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 9/24/12
•Work by positions
•Work with partner
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Witnesses
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Opening and Closing Attorney
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Go thru packet and look for your name on everyone else’s
witness statements
Look through your statement and memorize it
Practice your statements
Type it up
Attorney’s
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Work on your questions by yourself or with the person
who has the same job as you
Type up questions
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Witnesses find your DIRECT examiner
Opening and closing, find the person from the
opposite team and practice
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After School Schedule:
Jumpstart:
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 9/25/12
•Computer lab time to type up questions
•Practice with partners
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After School Schedule:
Jumpstart:
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 9/25/12
•Pick the order of witnesses and present to
class
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After School Schedule:
Jumpstart:
Today’s skill assessment:
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Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 9/27/12
•Rehearsal
Witnesses
Group 1
Casey (Defense)
Group 2
Devin N.
Cierragrace C.
Paul C.
Cassidy L.
Detective Riley (Prosecution)
Antonio A.
Zach S.
Dr. Killian (Prosecution)
Lauren M.
Markus L.
Dr. Atkinson (Defense)
Bryce H.
Shaun R.
Acacia W.
Cody G.
Sawyer (Prosecution)
Cameron Cortez (Defense)
Prosecuting Attorneys
Cross Examiner of Dr. Atkinson
Jamie W.
Direct Examiner of Dr. Killian
Bryan G.
Direct Examiner of Det. Riley and Cross Examiner of Cameron
Travis A.
Kylee K.
Direct Examiner of Sawyer
Jamie W. – going both days
Moriah T.
Cross Examiner of Casey
Ali S.
Opening and Closing Attorney
Caleb. W.
Kaleo P.
Direct Examiner of Cameron and Cross Examiner of Det. Riley
Colton J.
Jesse D.
Direct Examiner of Dr. Atkinson and Cross Examiner of Dr. Killian
Tristen H.
Madai G.
Direct Examiner of Casey
Justin M.
Kylie
Cross Examiner of Sawyer
Dillon L.
Nora G.
Opening and Closing Attorney
Justin A.
Davon D.
Defense Attorneys
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48 Hours Mystery
What evidence did the prosecution present in
court?
How did the defense respond?
Did the defense bring up any new evidence
that the prosecution didn’t use?
28 minutes into it
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What is a tort?
After School Schedule:
Wed-Fri til 3:00 pm
Jumpstart: Fourteen year old Carrie is babysitting
for four year old Jill. Carrie leaves Jill in the living
Today’s skill assessment: room and goes into the kitchen and is texting her
boyfriend Johnny. From the kitchen she can hear
but not see Jill. While she is away, Jill falls off a
Tonight’s homework for
chair and is hurt
your planner:
1) Who is the defendant 2) Should the
defendant pay for the victim’s damages?
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•What is a tort?
•Scenarios
•Lecture: Civil Law - Torts
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Criminal
Break a state law,
prosecutor files
charges
Charged
Guilty or not guilty
Result = Punishment
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Civil
A private party (e.g., a
corporation or individual
person) files the lawsuit
Sued
Liable: Can be “sort of”
liable
Result = Compensation
often payment
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Harry, a school bus driver, has a heart attack
while driving the bus. The bus slams into a
wall, injuring several students. One month
earlier Harry’s doctor had warned him of his
heart condition.
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1) Who is the defendant 2) Should the defendant pay
for the victim’s damages?
►
Zach and Devin argue over who should have won a
football game. Devin insults Zach’s favorite team, the
Spartans. He calls the players lazy, worthless and
arrogant. Zach is outraged. He has been a Spartan fan
for years. Losing all control, Zach punches Devin in the
mouth. Devin suffers two broken teeth, three chipped
teeth, and a badly cut lip that requires 10 stitches. His
dental bills total $4,000 and he misses 7 days of work as
a result of his injury. He also requires pain medication
for a week and is extremely uncomfortable. Seth needs
four stitches in his hand.
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Has Zach committed a crime?
Who could bring a criminal charge in this case?
Exactly what damages could the victim seek to recover?
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Mr. Smith is in Safeway doing the weekly
grocery shopping. His four year old daughter
Jenny is seated in the shopping cart. As they
pass a large peanut butter display, Jenny
reaches out and pulls a jar off the shelf. The
display collapses, and a dozen jars come
tumbling down. Some of the jars break,
spreading peanut butter and glass all over the
floor. Mr. Smith scolds Jenny severely as he
wheels her down the aisle. Ten minutes later,
Ms. Hartwell slips and falls on the peanut
butter. She breaks her hip in the fall and suffers
several deep cuts from the broken glass.
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Whom should Ms. Hartwell sue for damages? Why?
Who, if anyone, was at fault in this case? Why?
Raise your hand if you think the following actually
happened:
1.
A woman sued a doctor for malpractice because he
invited his friend to watch him deliver her baby.
2.
A woman sued a cab company when a cab without a
driver hit her. The driver had jumped from the moving
cab to escape a robber who had pointed a gun to the
driver’s head.
3.
A construction worker sued his employer for injuries
sustained when he was hit by an out-of-control car and
thrown nearly 100 feet into a vat of boiling tar. The
construction site had not been properly cordoned off.
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What is a tort?
Jumpstart: What civil case could be brought up in
the following Office episode? Who is the
defendant? What could he be charged with?
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/4/12
•What is a tort?
•Lecture: Intentional Torts
Black’s Law Dictionary defines a tort as
1. A civil wrong for which a remedy may be
obtained, usually in the form of damages…
2. (pl.) The branch of law dealing with such
wrongs.
A far less formal definition of a tort is
1. All the crazy stuff that you can possibly imagine
happening to a person.
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Compensatory Damages: An award that puts
plaintiff in same position he/she would have
been in had tort not occurred (pay $4,000 for
hospital bills…can also include loss wages
etc…)
Nominal Damages: A minimal amount that
signifies defendant’s behavior was wrongful,
but caused no harm ($1…symbolic award of
money)…just to recognize someone was wrong
Punitive Damages: Damages that punish
defendant, seeking to deter such conduct in the
future from defendant and others
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1.
2.
3.
There are a variety of torts, which can broadly
be broken into the following three categories:
Intentional Torts
Strict Liability Torts
Negligent Torts
Intentional torts
Intentional torts, also as their name suggests,
are torts caused intentionally by the
tortfeasor.
•
Example: Slashing someone’s tires
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Intentional Torts
• Two Types of Intentional Torts
– Those causing injury to persons
– Those causing harm to property
Intentional Torts (Against Persons)
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Assault & battery
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Defamation
Invasion of Privacy (“false light,” public
disclosure of private facts, misappropriation for
commercial gain, and intrusion on an
individual’s affairs)
• False Imprisonment
Assault and Battery
• Assault – threat + physical gesture (requires fear
that offensive contact is about to occur).
• Battery – physical contact, injury and malicious
intent
• Defences –
– Unavoidable or normal
– Consent
Assault and battery
• Lenny is a successful bank robber. He is also caeful not
to harm bank tellers. In fact, he always uses weapons
without bullets. Unfortunately for Lenny he holds up
one bank too many, and the police catch him. The day
before he is caught he had stuck an unloaded gun into
the face of Cynthia, the teller at the Last National Bank.
Cynthia wants to bring a civil suit for assault against
Lenny.
• Will she be successful?
Infliction of Mental Distress – pg.
213
• A person commits this by intentionally suing
words or actions that are meant to cause
someone fright, extreme anxiety or mental
distress
• Physical injury is not required
• Small insults are not enough to base lawsuit for
mental distress
Infliction of Mental Distress
Harris worked for General Motors under the direct supervision of
Jones. Harris suffered from a severe speech impediment that caused
him to stutter. He was very sensitive about his speech impediment.
Over the course of five months, Jones approached Harris on thirty
occasions to make fun of him, mockingly shaking his head up and
down and stuttering as he insulted Harris.
Harris complained to his committeeman (an employee representative
who dealt with grievances) to no avail, which only prompted Jones
to further harass Harris for complaining to the “mmitteeman” as
Jones mockingly put it. Harris became extremely nervous after
months of abuse and his speech impediment got worse.
• Did Jones intend to inflict emotional distress on Harris? Was his
behavior “extreme and outrageous?”
• How should Harris’ lawsuit for intentional infliction of emotional
distress be decided?
Defamation – Slander (spoken) or
Libel (written)
• Elements:
– Occurs when a person makes a false statement that
is communicated to a third party causing harm
– In “slander” – oral statements that harm reputation
– In “libel” – written statements that harm reputation
– Must show injury
False Imprisonment – pg. 214
• Protects you from being free from unreasonable
restraint
• Does not mean being kept in jail or even
arrested by police
• When someone intentionally and wrongfully
confines another person against his or her will
False Imprisonment
• Confined without “reasonable risk” or
• Restrained without “lawful excuse”
• Plaintiff must prove –
– Imprisonment or total restraint
– Without lawful excuse
Example: Restaurant manager tells an employee to get out
of the walk-in refrigerator so she can lock up and go
home. When the employee takes too long, the manager
shuts the refrigerator door and leaves for the night.
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What is negligence?
Jumpstart: In order to prevent homeless citizens
from freezing during the winter, Bonney Lake
passes an ordinance. It requires its social service
Today’s skill assessment: workers to pick up homeless people whenever the
nighttime temp is predicted to fall below 35
degrees. The homeless are taken to a city shelter
Tonight’s homework for and provided with food, clothing and a bed. They
your planner:
are not allowed to leave until the next morning. Mr.
Stobbs, a homeless person believes the shelter is
dangerous and unsanitary. He also believes he has
Next Due Date for your a right to live on the street. One night he is taken to
the shelter against his will. He later convinces a
planner:
public-interest law firm in Big Town to help him sue
the city for false imprisonment.
1. What arguments can he make?
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Intentional Torts (Against Property)
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Trespass to Realty
Private Nuisance
Trespass to Personal Property
Conversion
Trespass
• Deliberately on property without permission or
• Threw objects on property
Nuisance
• Occurs when there is an unreasonable interference with
the use and enjoyment of your property.
• The key is “unreasonable interference”
• Example: Cierragrace and Kaylie are neighbors. One
Sunday, Cierragrace has a large BBQ in her backyard,
and Kaylie is unable to listen to the soap operas on TV
outside while lying on her hammock. This one-time
event is not a nuisance. If Cierragrace were to cut her
lawn at 6 o’clock every Sunday morning however that
would probably be a nuisance.
DEFENCES TO
INTENTIONAL TORTS
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Consent
Self-defence
Defence of property
Defence of third person
Legal authority
Consent
• Most common defense to intentional torts.
• Defendant and victim agreed to the harmful
conduct
• Can be written, spoken or assumed based on
situation
Self-defense
• Well known, you can use reasonable force to
protect or defend yourself
• Deadly force is considered excessive unless your
life is in danger
• If Shaun is attacked by Travis, Shaun can use
reasonable force to protect or defend himself
• If Travis later sues Shaun for battery, Shaun will
be able to use self-defense to justify his actions
as long as the force was not excessive
Defense of property
• Allows people to use reasonable force to defend
their home and property
• Deadly force is never considered reasonable
when defending property
Defense of a third person
• The action was taken to defend another person
Legal Authority
• There are laws that allow this behavior
• Example: Police officer can restrain/imprison
someone, parents have legal authority to use
reasonable force to discipline their
children/restrain children
Scenarios
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1.
2.
Determine whether any intentional torts have been
committed in each situation. Is there a defense?
A pitcher in a high school baseball game loses control
of an inside pitch. The ball hits the batter, shattering a
bone in his arm.
Hal arranges to have an oral surgeon remove a tooth
that has been causing him great discomfort. While he
is under anesthesia, the surgeon notices that two
other teeth are emerging in a crooked position and
are likely to cause Hal great pain in the near future so
she removes these teeth as well.
Negligent torts, as their name suggests,
are torts that are caused by the
negligence of the tortfeasor, or person
who commits the tort.
Example: Drunk drivers
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We think of it as forgetfulness,
inattentiveness…in torts it is different
We need to analyze negligence as it relates to a
person’s conduct
Even a person who cares a great deal about
others may be negligent if his or her conduct
creates an unreasonable risk of harm
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Nominal and Punitive damages can be
awarded for intentional torts, but no for
negligence
Compensatory are the only damages collected
on negligence
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Dr. D’Angelo, a surgeon, forgets to remove a
clamp from a patient’s body while operative
and stitches the patient up
Monica leaves a loaded rifle on the floor where
her younger brothers and sisters usually play
and one gets shot.
A city employee working in a manhole forgets
to replace the cover when he goes to lunch and
a pedestrian falls in and is injured
 There
are four basic elements of a tort:
1) Duty
2) Breach
3) Causation
4) Damages
The victim has to prove ALL four of these to win a
case
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N = D + S + B + C of (I or D)
A DUTY of reasonable care exists
The STANDARD of care – reasonable person
test
BREACH of the standard
CAUSATION
INJURY or DAMAGE results
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What is negligence?
Jumpstart: Lance is a bartender at a local bar. He
sees that Mike and Nancy, two regular customers
are clearly intoxicated. They ask him for one more
Today’s skill assessment: round before they leave. Not wanting to offend
them, he serves them and says “Let’s make this
the last round.” 30 minutes later the couple leaves
the bar and goes home. Just after Nancy pulls her
Tonight’s homework for car onto the highway she swerves and hits another
your planner:
car head on. Mike and the other driver are
Think about what
seriously injured. Who can sue who? What duty did
fairytale you want to do Lance have in this situation? Did he violate that
duty?
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planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/8/12
•Introduce Torts project
•Negligence: Duty, breach and causation
Everyone has a duty to exercise due care all of the
time. What is due care?
Standard of care is the amount of care that a
reasonable person would exercise under the
circumstances. What is a reasonable person?
A reasonable person is not any real person or even the
average person, but an imaginary prudent person
who takes the precautions necessary to avoid
harming another person or their property.
 Can
you think of examples of due care that each
of the following people must exercise?:
1. A lifeguard at a municipal pool.
2. A lumberjack chopping down a tree.
3. An owner of an aggressive dog.
4. A high school football coach.
 Breach
is the simplest of the four elements.
 Once you determine the standard of care, you
ask, did the defendant follow that standard of
care?
 For example, if the standard of care requires the
owner of an aggressive dog to keep the dog on a
leash and the owner does not do so s/he has
breached the duty of care.
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Jim is infected with HIV, the virus that causes
AIDS. He is new in town and does not want
anyone to know about his condition. He
becomes romantically involved with Amy and
has unprotected sex with her but does not
disclose his infection. Amy contracts the virus.
Did Jim have a duty to tell Amy about his
condition? Explain
Would it make a difference if AIDS were
curable?
What, if anything, should Amy be able to
recover in damages from Jim?
 Once
a plaintiff (victim) proves that the
defendant owes him or her a duty and that the
duty was violated, there must be proof that the
defendant’s acts caused harm to the plaintiff.
 There are two types of causation:
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Cause in fact; and
Proximate cause
Cause in fact is pretty simple.
The question is, if it weren’t for the defendant’s
actions would the injury have occurred?
Example: A hits B in the shin with a golf club. B’s
shin would not have been injured if A had not
him in the shin with a golf club.
Proximate cause is a little more difficult.
There must be a close connection between the
wrongful act and the harm caused
The harm caused must have been a foreseeable
result of the act or acts.
Example: Chicago fire
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What is causation?
What is strict liability?
Jumpstart: Alan, 17, lends his car to his friend
Lauren, 16, so that she can pick up her
homecoming dress. Lauren drives to a large mall.
Today’s skill assessment: As she hurries into the store to pick up the dress,
she leaves the keys in the car and the driver’s side
door unlocked. When she returns 10 minutes later,
Tonight’s homework for the car is gone. Lauren calls Alan immediately and
your planner:
he reports the car stolen. The car cannot be found.
Can Alan sue Lauren for the value of the car? Why
or why not?
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Agenda For Your Planner 10/9/12
•Negligence: Duty, breach and causation
•Strict Liability
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In 1871, a major fire
destroyed much of the
city of Chicago. After a
thorough investigation
the cause of the fire was
determined. It began in
Mrs. O’Leary’s shed
when a cow she had
been milking kicked
over a kerosene lantern
she had placed too close
to the cow’s rear leg
Was Mrs. O’Leary
negligent in placing the
lantern so close to the
cow’s leg?
Should she have had to
pay for all the damage
caused by the fire?
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3.1 square miles
$192 million in
damage
100,000 left
homeless
300 people died
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As a high school prank, Johnny decides to put a cardboard cat in the
middle of the street. He chooses a lightly travelled neighborhood road
in Bonney Lake.
That night Maranda is driving and sees the cat and slams on the brakes.
She lost control of the car and slams into a nearby tree. Maranda and
her four year old son are seriously injured. It takes several months to
recover from the accident.
Maranda brings a civil suit against Johnny, claiming extensive damages.
Can they prove that Johny’s act caused their harm? Explain
This is Ken Griffey, Jr.
Ken Griffey, Jr. likes to practice his swing in his living
room.
Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to disaster…
One day, while practicing his swing in his living
room, Ken loses his grip on the bat. The bat flies
into the sitting room and hits his wife’s friend in
the head, causing minor injuries.
Q1: Is there causation in fact?
Q2: In there proximate causation?
Ken did not learn his lesson when he injured his wife’s
friend. Once again, during a practice session, Ken
loses his grip. This time the bat flies through a
window and hits the ladder his roofer is using to
climb onto his roof. The roofer falls and breaks both
his arms.
Q1: Is there causation in fact?
Q2: In there proximate causation?
Ken, Ken, Ken. He keeps practicing, and keeps losing his grip.
This time the bat flies into his neighbor’s yard. The bat hits his
neighbor in the head just as he is squirting lighter fluid onto his
grill. He squirts too much, which causes an explosion. In
addition to his head injuries, he suffers burns from the
explosion and there is some fire damage to his house.
Q1: Is there causation in fact for each injury?
Q2: In there proximate causation?
Q3: What if the fire had burned down the neighbor’s house?
Several neighbors’ houses?
For some unknown reason, Ken is still practicing his swing in
his house and he has a new neighbor, Eric, that loves to BBQ.
It’s a perfect storm. And sure enough, Ken launches his bat
through his window into his neighbor’s yard. The bat hits the
BBQing neighbor, setting off another BBQ explosion. This
time it kills the neighbor, and the neighbor’s wife is severely
injured in the ensuing fire. As she is being wheeled to the
ambulance she is struck by lightning.
Q1: Is there causation in fact for each injury?
Q2: Is there proximate cause for each injury?
Q3: Could Jane, another neighbor, sue Ken because she can no
longer sell the new gas grill she handmade for Eric to Eric
because Eric is dead?
The basic idea of damages is fairly simple: All
injuries can be reduced to a monetary amount.
The real difficulty comes in calculating damages.
For example, it is pretty easy to figure out how
much a totaled car is worth, but it’s not so easy
to figure out how much eyesight is worth.
Betty and Derek are walking to school. Steven is driving
down the street talking to his friends in the backseat.
One of Steven’s friends screams “Look out!” Steven
reacts by turning the wheel of his car, which jumps the
curb and pins Betty’s arm to the wall crushing it. What
remains of Betty’s arm needs to be amputated.
Q1: How much is Betty’s arm worth?
Q2: Does the answer change if Betty was a concert
pianist?
Q3: What if Betty simply wanted to be a concert pianist,
but wasn’t one yet?
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Even where the plaintiff has proven all of the elements of a negligent
tort, the defendant may be found not to be liable or the defendant’s
liability may be reduced based on certain defenses. These defenses
include:
1. Contributory Negligence – If the plaintiff had
any sort of negligence as well to contribute
2. Comparative Negligence – Dividing the loss
according to the degree to which each person is
at fault.
3. Consent
4. Illegality
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Strict liability torts are torts where the law has
determined that some activities are so dangerous that
an individual engaging in those activities is liable for
damages regardless
Example: blasting with dynamite, owning a tiger,
manufacturers who sell defective products
There is no need to prove that the defendant was
negligent or intended to cause harm
Only need causation and damages. Just compensatory


Very hard to defend strict liability
Often time you can say the consumer misused
the product

Assume a demolition company has been hired to
dynamite an old downtown building. While
demolition can be necessary, it is dangerous to use
dynamite in a populated area. No amount of care can
totally eliminate the risk. Therefore, the law imposes
strict liability. The demolition company must assume
the risk of any foreseeable harm caused, even if the
company is very careful and not negligent
In which of the following should the plaintiff be able to
recover based on strict liability?
 Sumner’s waste treatment plant develops a leak, and
harmful bacteria are released into the town’s water
supply. Hundreds of families become sick?
 Acacia brings her car to a mechanic for repairs. As she
enters the garage, she slips on spilled motor oil and
breaks her ankle.
 Tristen drives by a construction site in downtown
Seattle. Following a sudden blast from the site, he is
injured by a piece of cement that crashes through her
windshield.
 Justin is eating lunch at a cafeteria. A waiter races by
and knocks a pot of coffee into Justin’s lap, burning him
badly.
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
What is duty, breach and causation?
Jumpstart:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/10/12
Today’s skill assessment: •Directions over assignment
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Select a story that illustrates a situation that
could result in a tort (for example: could
Goldilocks sue the three bears or vice versa?
Should Chicken Little be liable for the
emotional distress she caused her neighbors
when she repeatedly claimed the sky is
falling?)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Identify potential plaintiffs and defendants.
Identify whether it is an intentional tort,
negligence or strict liability tort.
Then narrow it down to the specific claims the
plaintiff will make, for example, if they are
claiming intentional tort, are they charging the
defendant with false imprisonment and
infliction of emotional distress?
Identify whether the plaintiff can show the
required elements of a tort claim.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Identify the evidence they plaintiff has
that the tort occurred.
Include arguments each side (plaintiff
and defendant) would use during a
trial.
Identify the defenses that might apply
to the defendant.
Include damages the plaintiff would
seek.
BONUS Would the defendant counter
sue? Why? They would need to prove
all the applicable tort elements. The
plaintiff would then need a defense or
to prove a tort element was missing.
Essentially you need to go through steps
2-7 again.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Little Mermaid - Kylee
Lion King – Devin and Madai
Snow White – Paul and Justin
Cinderella – Acacia and
Markus
5. Beauty and the Beast
6. Monsters Inc. - Lauren
7. Toy Story - Travis
8. Up – Jamie W.
9. The Incredibles
10. Aladdin
11.The Jungle Book
12. Shrek - Cassidy
Ideas
13. Humpty Dumpty –
Davon and Ali
14. Little Red Riding Hood –
Cierragrace and Moriah
15. Alice in Wonderland –
Nora and Dillon
16. 3 Little Pigs – Jesse and
Bryce
17. Hansel and Gretel – Zach
and Colton
18. Dumbo – Caleb
19. Road Runner – Cody and
Tristen
BEGIN
Find a partner to work on the project…you may work
by yourself if you’d like to
Use the planning guide before you begin on the
presentation itself
1st – Decide what story you want to focus on and let
teacher know…only 2 groups can have same story
2nd – Begin coming up with plaintiff and defendant
3rd – Is it intentional tort, negligence or strict liability
or multiple?
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
What is duty, breach and causation?
Jumpstart:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/11/12
Today’s skill assessment: •Computer lab 12A
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
What is duty, breach and causation?
Jumpstart:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/15/12
Today’s skill assessment: •Computer lab 2A
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
What is duty, breach and causation?
Jumpstart:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/16/12
Today’s skill assessment: •Computer lab 2A
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
What is duty, breach and causation?
Jumpstart:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/17/12
Today’s skill assessment: •Computer lab 2A
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
What is duty, breach and causation?
Jumpstart:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/18/12
Today’s skill assessment: •Computer lab 2A
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
What is duty, breach and causation?
Jumpstart:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/19/12
Today’s skill assessment: •Presentations
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
What is duty, breach and causation?
Jumpstart:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/22/12
Today’s skill assessment: •Presentations
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
What is duty, breach and causation?
Jumpstart:
Agenda For Your Planner 10/23/12
Today’s skill assessment: •Presentations
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Thurs. til 3:15 pm
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner: Friday is
presentation day
What is the evidence you will use against the
defendant in your fairytale?
Jumpstart: What will be the defense for your tort?
Agenda For Your Planner 3/25/13
•2A Computer Lab
Requirements
Negligence (Unintentional Tort)
Intentional Tort
Strict Liability
Unintentional tort
Against person or
Property?
Defendant took a risk and
Caused injury
Duty: What was the duty
Of care that was owed?
Against Person:
 Assault
 Battery
 False Imprisonment
 Defamation
 Intentional infliction of
emotional distress
 Invasion of privacy
Causation: What did the
Defendant do that
Caused harm?
Breach: How did the
Defendant breach that
Duty of care?
Causation: What did the
Defendant do that
Caused harm?
Damage: What damage
Was done due to the
Defendant’s negligence?
Defenses
Damage: What damage
Was done due to the
Defendant’s negligence?
Against Property:
 Trespass to private property
 Nuisance
 Conversion
Contributory Negligence
Consent
Comparative Negligence
Self-defence
Consent
Defence of property
Illegiality
Defence of third person
Legal authority
Misuse or ignored
warnings.
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
What does my character have to do with the
trial I am studying?
After School Schedule:
Jumpstart: What will you do differently during this
mock trial?
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 4/2/13
•Presentations
•Mock Trial positions and reading
Witnesses
Kyle Wilkins (plaintiff)
Cam
Pat Connor (Plaintiff)
Alec
Dr. Devon Garnet (Plaintiff)
Devin
Dr. Terry Taylor (Defense)
Rabeccah
Jamie Wallace (Defense)
Hayley S.
Captain Marion Summers (Defense)
Andrea
Prosecuting Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Kyle Wilkins and Opening and Closing Statement
Josh H.
Direct Examiner of Pat Conner and Cross-examiner of Jamie Wallace
Kirstin
Direct Examiner of Dr. Devon Garnett and Cross of Capt. Marion Summers
Annie
Cross Examiner of Dr. Terry Taylor
Amanda
Defense Attorneys
Direct Examiner Dr. Terry Taylor
Shannon
Direct Examiner of Jamie Wallace
Amy B.
Direct Examiner of Captain Marion Summers Cross of Devon Garnett
Fabian
Cross Examiner of Kyle Wilkins
Kindle
Opening and Closing Attorney Cross Examiner of Pat Conner
Kimi
Witnesses
Terry Vickers (plaintiff)
Cate
Kim Simmons (Plaintiff)
Nathan
Lee Potter (Plaintiff)
Garett
Sandy Hearst (Defense)
Larry
Dana Ivy (Defense)
Tre
Jamie Fulton (Defense)
Areli
Prosecuting Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Terry Vickers
Brandon
Direct Examiner of Kim Simmons and Opening and Closing Statement
Maddie
Direct Examiner of Lee Potter and Cross of Jamie Fulton
Josh G.
Cross of Sandy Hearst
Zak
Cross Examiner of Dana Ivy
William S.
Defense Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Sandy Hearst and cross examiner of Lee Potter
Jake
Direct Examiner of Dana Ivy and Opening and Closing
RC
Direct Examiner of Jamie Fulton and Cross of Kim Simmons
Journey
Cross Examiner of Terry Vickers
Olivia
Witness
Direct
Cross
Steroid Case
Cam
Josh H.
Kindle
Alex
Kirstin
Kimi
Devin
Annie
Fabian
Rabeccah
Shannon
Amanda
Hayley
Amy
Kirstin
Andrea
Fabian
Annie
Witness
Direct
Cross
Drunk Driving
Cate
Brandon
Olivia
Nathan
Maddie
Journey
Garett
Josh G.
Jake
Larry
Jake
Zak
Tre
RC
William
Areli
Journey
Josh G.
1.
2.
3.
Witness: How will you help your team
(prosecution or defense)? How will you hurt
your team?
Attorney: How will your witness hurt or harm
your team?
EVERYONE: What piece of evidence is the
most convincing?
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
What does my character have to do with the
trial I am studying?
After School Schedule:
Jumpstart: Which team has the advantage in your
case right now? Why?
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 4/3/13
•Presentations
•Mock Trial time line
1.
2.
3.
Create a timeline of what happened in your case
What holes do you see?
What evidence did you find that will support
your team (defense/prosecution)?
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
What does my character have to do with the
trial I am studying?
After School Schedule:
Jumpstart: Which witness will be the most
damaging to your team? Most helpful? Why?
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 4/4/13
•Mock Trial time line
•Separate into teams and discuss strategy
Witnesses
Kyle Wilkins (plaintiff)
Cam
Pat Connor (Plaintiff)
Alec
Dr. Devon Garnet (Plaintiff)
Devin
Dr. Terry Taylor (Defense)
Rabeccah
Jamie Wallace (Defense)
Hayley S.
Captain Marion Summers (Defense)
Andrea
Prosecuting Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Kyle Wilkins and Opening and Closing Statement
Josh H.
Direct Examiner of Pat Conner and Cross-examiner of Jamie Wallace
Kirstin
Direct Examiner of Dr. Devon Garnett and Cross of Capt. Marion Summers
Annie
Cross Examiner of Dr. Terry Taylor
Amanda
Defense Attorneys
Direct Examiner Dr. Terry Taylor
Shannon
Direct Examiner of Jamie Wallace
Amy B.
Direct Examiner of Captain Marion Summers Cross of Devon Garnett
Fabian
Cross Examiner of Kyle Wilkins
Kindle
Opening and Closing Attorney Cross Examiner of Pat Conner
Kimi
Witnesses
Terry Vickers (plaintiff)
Cate
Kim Simmons (Plaintiff)
Nathan
Lee Potter (Plaintiff)
Garett
Sandy Hearst (Defense)
Larry
Dana Ivy (Defense)
Tre
Jamie Fulton (Defense)
Areli
Prosecuting Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Terry Vickers
Brandon
Direct Examiner of Kim Simmons and Opening and Closing Statement
Maddie
Direct Examiner of Lee Potter and Cross of Jamie Fulton
Josh G.
Cross of Sandy Hearst
Zak
Cross Examiner of Dana Ivy
William S.
Defense Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Sandy Hearst and cross examiner of Lee Potter
Jake
Direct Examiner of Dana Ivy and Opening and Closing
RC
Direct Examiner of Jamie Fulton and Cross of Kim Simmons
Journey
Cross Examiner of Terry Vickers
Olivia
Witness
Direct
Cross
Steroid Case
Cam
Josh H.
Kindle
Alex
Kirstin
Kimi
Devin
Annie
Fabian
Rabeccah
Shannon
Amanda
Hayley
Amy
Kirstin
Andrea
Fabian
Annie
Witness
Direct
Cross
Drunk Driving
Cate
Brandon
Olivia
Nathan
Maddie
Journey
Garett
Josh G.
Jake
Larry
Jake
Zak
Tre
RC
William
Areli
Journey
Josh G.
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
What does my character have to do with the
trial I am studying?
After School Schedule:
Jumpstart: What are your spring break plans?
Today’s skill assessment:
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Agenda For Your Planner 4/5/13
• Work with teams
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Today’s skill assessment:
Analysis
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Work on your questions
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Thursday – First mock
trial
What questions should I ask to help my team
win this case?
Jumpstart: Will your team be ready to go on
Thursday? What more needs to be done?
Agenda For Your Planner 4/15/13
• Work with teams, plan and practice
questions
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Today’s skill assessment:
Analysis
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Work on your questions
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Thursday – First mock
trial
What questions should I ask to help my team
win this case?
Jumpstart: What emotion will you most use for the
trial? Why?
Agenda For Your Planner 4/16/13
• Work with teams, plan and practice
questions
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Today’s skill assessment:
Analysis
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Work on your questions
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Thursday – First mock
trial
What questions should I ask to help my team
win this case?
Jumpstart: Who did the best job as attorney and
witness?
Agenda For Your Planner 4/23/13
• Closing statements
• Explain 3 branches
To be an informed citizen of the United States Government
and History who consistently contributes to our diverse
society.
Objective
After School Schedule:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Today’s skill assessment:
Analysis
Tonight’s homework for
your planner:
Work on your questions
Next Due Date for your
planner:
Thursday – First mock
trial
How should I be taking notes?
Jumpstart: How should you take notes while
researching for the CBA?
Agenda For Your Planner 4/29/13
• Works Cited and Note-taking



When you take notes keep track of your
sources
Always copy and paste the link in case you
need to go back and put it back in
Open a word document and title it “Works
Cited” and put the links and websites there
Witnesses
Kyle Wilkins (plaintiff)
Cam
Pat Connor (Plaintiff)
Alec
Dr. Devon Garnet (Plaintiff)
Devin
Dr. Terry Taylor (Defense)
Rabeccah
Jamie Wallace (Defense)
Hayley S.
Captain Marion Summers (Defense)
Andrea
Prosecuting Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Kyle Wilkins and Opening and Closing Statement
Josh H.
Direct Examiner of Pat Conner and Cross-examiner of Jamie Wallace
Kirstin
Direct Examiner of Dr. Devon Garnett and Cross of Capt. Marion Summers
Annie
Cross Examiner of Dr. Terry Taylor
Amanda
Defense Attorneys
Direct Examiner Dr. Terry Taylor
Shannon
Direct Examiner of Jamie Wallace
Amy B.
Direct Examiner of Captain Marion Summers Cross of Devon Garnett
Fabian
Cross Examiner of Kyle Wilkins
Kindle
Opening and Closing Attorney Cross Examiner of Pat Conner
Kimi
Witnesses
Terry Vickers (plaintiff)
Cate
Kim Simmons (Plaintiff)
Nathan
Lee Potter (Plaintiff)
Garett
Randy Hearst (Defense)
Larry
Dana Ivy (Defense)
Tre
Jamie Fulton (Defense)
Areli
Prosecuting Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Terry Vickers
Brandon
Direct Examiner of Kim Simmons and Opening and Closing Statement
Maddie
Direct Examiner of Lee Potter and Cross of Jamie Fulton
Josh G.
Cross of Sandy Hearst
Zak
Cross Examiner of Dana Ivy
William S.
Defense Attorneys
Direct Examiner of Sandy Hearst and cross examiner of Lee Potter
Jake
Direct Examiner of Dana Ivy and Opening and Closing
RC
Direct Examiner of Jamie Fulton and Cross of Kim Simmons
Journey
Cross Examiner of Terry Vickers
Olivia
•
President
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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•
•
Vice-President
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense
Attorney General
Head of NBI
Head of secret service
Senators
Representatives (14 or so)
Senators (7 or so)
Supreme Court Justices
–
Mrs. Norlin, Mrs. Westering and Mrs. Cramer

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