BAM 317 Business Law Essay Question #3 SID #58454.docx

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Cheryl Cech, SID #58454 11/21/2011 BAM 317-SG Business Law Unit # 1 Question #3: Describe the following phases of a trial: (1) jury selection, (2) opening statements, (3) plaintiff’s case, (4) defendant’s case, (5) rebuttal and rejoinder, (6) closing arguments, (7) jury instructions, (8) jury deliberations, (9) entry of judgment. The first stage of a trial, a jury is selected from a voter or automobile registration list. Through a process called “voir dire” (to speak the truth), individuals are chosen to hear cases. During the selection process, the judge and lawyers may ask prospective jurors questions to see if they would be biased in their decisions. Any biased potential juror can be excluded from the case. Once both sides agree on the jury which consists of 6 to 12 individuals, the jurors are sworn in and the trial is ready to begin. The attorneys are then allowed to make their opening statements. The attorney’s statements are not evidence; they simply validate their client’s position. The plaintiff will need to bear the burden of proof and convince the trier of the
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