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HOW TO ARGUE A CASE Your objective is to make a convincing argument to the judge and jury. Choose your best arguments. Do not try to prove too much, which just gets confusing. Use a visual demonstration where possible, to make a lasting impression. Do not use power points for your presentation. You should have notes, but do not read; use a conversational tone and speak clearly. Try to make the judge and jury personally relate to your client’s position. Present the facts which are most favorable to your position and unfavorable to your opposition. Facts may be derived from the papers filed with the Court, including the depositions and other discovery. The Motions for Summary Judgment list facts favorable to Defendants’ positions and the Plaintiff’s Responses list facts favorable to Plaintiff. You might also find general information on the internet for causations of severe allergic reactions or health hazards from contact with animal fur, feathers, dander, urine and
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Unformatted text preview: feces. For the purposes of the Mock Trial, you may assume reasonable facts to make your case since you do not have a chance to actually interview witnesses and collect evidence. Present the law (statutes, regulations, cases) which favors your position or diminishes your opponent’s position. Some good cases are stated in the Motions for Summary Judgments and the Plaintiff’s Responses. You might also find cases by legal research or a google search on issues such as employer liability for employees’ allergies or duties to protect persons from dangers of wild animals. Wearing business style clothes makes a more credible presentation. You will have a maximum of 10 minutes to present your arguments, which is the time limit used for arguing a case on appeal. There will be a short time for questions from the judge and jury and for attorneys to question their opponents. FACTS + LAW + APPLICATION OF LAW TO FACTS = CONCLUSION...
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