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ii. The judge consents before the beginning of the trial. iii. The opposing team consents in writing prior to the time the trial begins. Written consents should be delivered to the County Coordinator. Fax or e-mail is acceptable. iv. A copy of the video or audio tape must be furnished to the opposing team (at no cost) within 48 hours after the trial. v. The video or audio tape may not be shared by either team with any other team in the competition. b. Video or audio taping of the State semi-finals and final rounds is NOT permitted by either team. 9. MOCK TRIAL COORDINATORS The success of the New York State Mock Trial Program depends on the many volunteer county and regional coordinators. The appropriate supervisor will be contacted if any representative from a high school, parent, coach, or team member addresses a mock trial volunteer or staff person at any level of the competition in an unprofessional or discourteous manner. County Coordinators may also refer any such matters to the Law, Youth and Citizenship Committee of the New York State Bar Association for appropriate action by the LYC Committee. The following paragraph was added in November 2016: Absent prior approval by the Mock Trial Subcommittee of the New York State Bar Association ’s Law, Youth and Citizenship Committee , a county or regional Mock Trial Tournament coordinator or assistant coordinator may not be an employee of a school that competes, or of a school district that includes a high school that competes, in that county or regional Mock Trial Tournament. Nothing
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 10 in this rule shall prohibit an employee of a Board Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) or the New York City Justice Resource Center from serving as a county or regional Mock Trial Tournament coordinator or assistant coordinator. 10. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF ATTORNEYS a. The attorney who makes the opening statement may not make the closing statement. b. Requests for bench conferences (i.e., conferences involving the Judge, attorney(s) for the plaintiff or the people and attorney(s) for the defendant) may be granted after the opening of court in a mock trial, but not before. c. Attorneys may use notes in presenting their cases, for opening statements, direct examination of witnesses, etc. Witnesses are NOT permitted to use notes while testifying during the trial. d. Each of the three attorneys on a team must conduct the direct examination of one witness and the cross examination of another witness. e. The attorney examining a particular witness must make the objections to that witness’s cross - examination, and the attorney who will cross-examine a witness must make the objections to the witness’s direct examination. 11. WITNESSES a.
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