organizes materials and thoughts well and exhibits a mastery of the case and

Organizes materials and thoughts well and exhibits a

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organizes materials and thoughts well and exhibits a mastery of the case and materials Handles questions and objections well Extremely responsive to questions and/or objections Quickly recovers from minor mistakes Presentation was both believable and skillful 5 Excellent Able to apply case law and statutes appropriately Able to apply facts creatively Able to present analogies that make case easy for judge to understand Outstandingly well prepared and professional Supremely self-confident, keeps poise under duress Thinks well on feet Presentation was resourceful, original and innovative Can sort out the essential from non-essential and uses time effectively Outstandingly responsive to questions and/or objections Handles questions from judges and attorneys (in the case of a witness) extremely well Knows how to emphasize vital points of the trial and does so Professionalism of Team Between 1 to 10 points per team Team’s overall confidence, preparedness and demeanor Compliance with the rules of civility Zealous but courteous advocacy Honest and ethical conduct Knowledge of the rules of the competition Absence of unfair tactics, such as repetitive baseless objections and signals
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123-R Revised 2/6/15 2015 NEW YORK STATE MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCE RATING SHEET In deciding which team has made the best presentation in the case you are judging, use the following criteria to evaluate each team’s performance. For each of the performance categories listed below, rate each team on a scale of 1 to 5 as follows (use whole numbers only). SCALE 1=Ineffective 2=Fair 3=Good 4=Very Good 5=Excellent TIME LIMITS Opening Statements Direct Examination Cross Examination Closing Arguments 5 minutes for each side 10 minutes for each side 10 minutes for each side 10 minutes for each side Plaintiff/ Prosecution Defense * OPENING STATEMENTS (A score is required) Plaintiff / Prosecution - First Witness Direct and Re-Direct Examination by Attorney Cross and Re-Cross Examination by Attorney Witness Preparation and Credibility Plaintiff / Prosecution - Second Witness Direct and Re-Direct Examination by Attorney Cross and Re-Cross Examination by Attorney Witness Preparation and Credibility Plaintiff / Prosecution - Third Witness Direct and Re-Direct Examination by Attorney Cross and Re-Cross Examination by Attorney Witness Preparation and Credibility
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124-R Revised 2/6/15 SCALE 1=Ineffective 2=Fair 3=Good 4=Very Good 5=Excellent TIME LIMITS Opening Statements Direct Examination Cross Examination Closing Arguments 5 minutes for each side 10 minutes for each side 10 minutes for each side 10 minutes for each side Plaintiff/ Prosecution Defense Defense - First Witness Direct and Re-Direct Examination by Attorney Cross and Re-Cross Examination by Attorney Witness Preparation and Credibility Defense - Second Witness Direct and Re-Direct Examination by Attorney Cross and Re-Cross Examination by Attorney Witness Preparation and Credibility Defense - Third Witness Direct and Re-Direct
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  • Spring '17
  • mrs callman
  • attorney, new york state

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