2 OBJECTIONS a Attorneys should stand when making an objection if they are

2 objections a attorneys should stand when making an

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2. OBJECTIONS a. Attorneys should stand when making an objection, if they are physically able to do so. b. When making an objection, attorneys should say “objection” and then, very briefly, state the basis for the objection (for example, “leading question”). Do not explain the basis unless the judge asks for an explanation. c. Witnesses should stop talking immediately when an opposing party makes an objection. Please do not try to “talk over” the attorney making an objection.
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2018-2019 Mock Trial Case (Final Version Nov 5 2018) Includes all corrections made as of FEB 7, 2019 8 3. DRESS We emphasize to the judges that a stu dent’s appearance is not a relevant factor in judging his or her performance. However, we strongly encourage students to dress neatly and appropriately. A “business suit” is not required. 4. ABOUT STIPULATIONS Any stipulations are binding on all participants and the judge, and may NOT be disputed at the trial. 5. OUTSIDE MATERIALS Students may read other materials such as legislative histories, judicial opinions, textbooks, treatises, etc., in preparation for the Mock Trial Tournament. However, students may cite only the materials and cases provided in these Mock Trial Tournament materials. 6. EXHIBITS Students may introduce into evidence or use only the exhibits and documents provided in the Mock Trial Tournament materials. Students may not create their own charts, graphs or any other visual aids for use in the courtroom in presenting their case. Evidence is not to be enlarged, projected, marked or altered for use during the trial. NEW: Please note the revised text, identified IN BOLD in the paragraph below (Signals and Communication), effective 11/2018. 7. SIGNALS AND COMMUNICATION The team coaches, advisors, and spectators may not signal the team members (neither student attorneys nor witnesses) or communicate with them in any way during the trial, including but not limited to wireless devices and text messaging. The use of cellular telephones, laptop computers, or any other wireless devices by any student attorney or witness, other than a timekeeper for the purpose of keeping time during the trial, is strictly prohibited. The restriction upon the use of electronic devices during an enactment by a person other than a timekeeper should not be construed to prevent a county coordinator or other authorized tournament official from authorizing the use of such a device as a reasonable accommodation for a participant with a disability, where such use is required to ensure the person’s full and equal participation in the tournament. A student witness may talk to a student attorney on his/her team during a recess or
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2018-2019 Mock Trial Case (Final Version Nov 5 2018) Includes all corrections made as of FEB 7, 2019 9 during direct examination, but may not communicate verbally or non-verbally with a student attorney on his/her team during the student witness’ cross-examination.
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