Direct Examinations vs. Cross Examinations
Have you ever watched the movie A Few Good Men? Have you ever watched a
trial and thought to yourself, how could I be as excellent as the lawyer in this case? The
answer simply lies within the cross and direct
How to Write an Opening Statement for Prosecutors
Have you ever wondered how lawyers capture the attention of the jury within the
first 5 minutes of the trial? Opening Statements, by telling the story from either the
prosecution or plaintiffs perspectiv
On March 23, 2011 Kathleen Tuohy and Jennifer Braunstein were playing
an innocent game of poker at Kathleens home in Weston, Florida, when
suddenly after observing Jennifer, Kathleen accused Jennifer of counting cards.
Kathleen became enraged probably due
Mock Trial H
September 4, 2012
Cross- Blake Lexington
Mrs. Lexington, you are the CEO of HappyLand Toy Company, correct?
So you oversee everything that occurs within HappyLand?
Everything including new toy projects, correct?
Outline Affidavit #6
Dr. Brook Crane
55 years old
Head of the Forensic Science Department at Wilshire University
Oversees the department and teaches toxicology
Degrees in biochemistry and forensic science at Hearst University
Accidental oil spill or a drunken mess? I say if you mess up, fess up! May
it please the court, council, ladies and gentleman of the jury, my name is Ashley
Sillaro, and I represent the plantiff in this case Seku Salmon Fishers Association.
For most of us
All that goody-two shoes sort of stuff isnt going to help me become a
millionaire and get me recognized. That was the defendant; Robin Hightowers,
code of sportsmanship when he my clients life forever. May it please the court,
council, ladies, and gentlem
1. Please state your name and spell it for the record?
Answer: Robin Hightower, H-I-G-H-T-O-W-E-R.
2. And, Mr. Hightower, how old are you?
Answer: I am eighteen years old!
3. Are you currently in college Mr. Hightower?
Answer: Yes I am
4. And what grade a
You were patrolling behind a bar at 6:30 PM, Correct?
You were patrolling with your partner Officer Porter, Is this right?
The bar, which you were patrolling at, was in a high crime area, correct?
While patrolling you spotted
- Mr. Auerbach, you are the head coach of Douglas High Schools basketball team
-You have been the coach for the past 10 years, is that right?
-You were even the assistant coach for six years previous to that, correct?
- You also previous
Outline of Applicable Statutes
Battery; Felony Battery
a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:
a.i) Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the
will of the other; OR
a.ii) Intentionally causes bodily harm to another