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Re-cross examination, if requested (but only if re-direct examination occurred) Defense rests Closing arguments by defense attorney Closing arguments by plaintiff’s attorney/prosecuting attorney
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13 11/19/14 15. TIME LIMITS a. The following time limits apply: Opening Statement ........... 5 minutes for each team Direct Examination .......... 10 minutes for each witness Cross Examination ........... 10 minutes for each witness Closing Argument ............ 10 minutes for each team b. At all county and regional trials, the time will be kept by two timekeepers. Each team shall provide one of the timekeepers. Timekeeper shall be a student of the participating school. A school may use a student witness who is not a witness during a particular phase of the trial. (For example, a defense witness can keep time when the plaintiff/prosecution attorneys are presenting their case.) The timekeepers will use one watch and shall agree as to when a segment of the trial (e.g., the direct examination of a witness) begins. When one minute remains in a segment, the timekeepers shall flash the “1 Minute Remaining” card (found in the Appendices ), alerting the judge and the attorneys. The timekeepers will not stop the clock during objections, voir dire of witnesses or bench conferences. Since the number of questions allowed on redirect and re-cross is limited to three, time limits are not necessary. Any dispute as to the timekeeping shall be resolved by the trial judge. The judge, in his/her sole discretion, may extend the time, having taken into account the time expended by objections, voir dire of witnesses and/or bench conferences, thereby allowing an attorney to complete a line of questioning. 16. TEAM ATTENDANCE AT STATE FINALS ROUND Eight teams will advance to the State Finals. All eight teams are required to participate in all events associated with the Mock Trial Tournament, including attending the final round of the competition.
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17 11/19/14 MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES New York’s Annual Mock Trial Tournament is governed by the policies set forth below. The LYC Committee and the Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar Association reserve the right to make decisions to preserve the equity, integrity, and educational aspects of the program. By participating in the Mock Trial Tournament, participants agree to abide by the decisions rendered by the LYC Committee and the Mock Trial program staff and accept such decisions as final. 1. GENERAL POLICIES a. All mock trial rules, regulations, and criteria for judging apply at all levels of the Mock Trial Tournament. b. The Simplified Rules of Evidence and Procedure contained in Part III govern the trial proceedings.
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  • Spring '17
  • mrs callman
  • attorney, new york state

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