b Video or audio taping of the State semi finals and final rounds is NOT

B video or audio taping of the state semi finals and

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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. 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.
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10 11/19/14 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. Each witness is bound by the facts of his/her affidavit or witness statement and any exhibit authored or produced by the witness that is relevant to his/her testimony. Witnesses may not invent any other testimony. However, in the event a witness is asked a question on cross examination, the answer to which is not contained in the witness’s statement or was not testified to on direct examination, the witness may respond with any answer that does not materially alter the outcome of the trial. b. If there is an inconsistency between the witness statement or affidavit and the statement of facts or stipulated facts, the witness can only rely on and is bound by the information contained in his/her affidavit or witness statement. c. A witness is not bound by facts in other witnesses’ affidavits or statements. d. If a witness contradicts a fact in his or her own witness statement, the opposition may impeach the testimony of that witness. e. A witness’s physical appearance in the case is as he or she appears in the trial re-enactment. No costumes or props may be used.
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11 11/19/14 f. Witnesses, other than the plaintiff and the defendant, may be constructively sequestered from the courtroom at the request of opposing counsel. A constructively sequestered witness may not be asked on the stand about the testimony another witness may have given during the trial enactment. A team is NOT required to make a sequestration motion. However, if a team wishes to make such
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  • Spring '17
  • mrs callman
  • attorney, new york state

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