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-return your consent form
-learn the procedure
-know how you will get 10 out of 10
– email me/your witnesses your questions
-email me and the magistrates your speeches
-write your questions/speeches onto prompt cards
-email me and the magistrates your speech
-use the speeches
FIRST ROUND OFFICIAL CASE ——> R V TAYLOR
Read the case…Learn it…
Understand the difference between prosecution and defence…
Think of the positives and negatives in your mind…
YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A COPY IN PRACTICE, AND WE WILL HIGHLIGHT IT TOGETHER… POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES! 🙂
WE ARE NOW PRACTICING FOR THE REAL THING-SATURDAY 7TH OF MARCH.
WELL DONE TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WHO HAVE MADE IT PAST THE AUDITIONS INTO THE MOCK TRIAL TEAM FOR 2015- REALLY SORRY TO THOSE THAT DID NOT MAKE IT!!MAGISTRATE– Alexis MAGISTRATE– Lana MAGISTRATE– Ruth MAGISTRATE– Daniel LEGAL ADVISOR- Ella /COURT USHER– Mya PROSECUTION LAWYER 1– Lizzie
PROSECUTION LAWYER 2– Rani
PROSECUTION WITNESS 1- Joi
PROSECUTION WITNESS 2- Leonard
Reserve- Barnaby DEFENCE LAWYER 1– Alice
DEFENCE LAWYER 2– Izzie
DEFENCE WITNESS 2– Beth RESERVE– Tallia
YOU ALL NOW NEED TO READ THE MOCK TRIAL POSTS ON THIS BLOG… WATCH THE VIDEOS, DOWNLOAD YOUR ROLE GUIDE AND LOOK AT THE CASE- You will be the roles you have been assigned above for the example case. lawyers- write questions- both examination in chief and cross examination witnesses- learn your statement Usher- learn the procedure Court Clerk- summarise the law others- learn your role and the case. COMPETITION HEAT ON SATURDAY 7TH OF MARCH!
Are you interested in joining the Year 9 Mock Trial Team?
DOWNLOAD THIS CASE- TO SEE AS AN EXAMPLE!-
- Aspire to join the legal profession?
- Want to improve your knowledge and understanding of the legal system?
- Want to build up your confidence?
- Want to learn how to work in a team work?
- Want to be able to develop public speaking skills?
- Want to learn how to develop an argument?
- Want to improve your analytical skills?
In the roles of lawyers, witnesses, magistrates and court staff, students prosecute and defend specially written criminal cases. Teams compete against each other in real Magistrates’ courts in front of real magistrates.
Download the Role Guides BELOW– these documents will give you detailed information about what each specific role includes!
Watch the video below to learn about the roles of all the people involved in a Magistrates court! 🙂
- Lawyers Role Guide
- Legal Advisors Role Guide
- Magistrates Role Guide
- Ushers Role Guide
- Witnesses Role Guide
- Court Artist Role Guide
- Court Reporters Role Guide
There are three rounds… Regional Heats>Regional Finals>National Finals.
(You must win your round to get through to the next round, there will be 10 schools in each round and 16 in the National Finals.)
You will need to practice one day a week for 1.5 hours after school. You will need to read, practice and rehearse the case; individuals will have to either learn a statement, question witnesses or decide on the verdicts.
We will also visit a Magistrates court to get a feel for the layout and see where you will be performing. We will also have a visit from a real solicitor/barrister/judge/magistrate.
You will be given support by me and sixth formers.
- Prosecution Lawyer 1 and 2- Prosecution lawyer 1 will need to write and deliver a speech.
- Prosecution Witness 1 and 2.
- Defence Lawyer 1 and 2- Defence Lawyer 1 will need to write and deliver a speech.
- and Defence Witness 2.
- Court Usher
- Legal Advisor
- and 3 Magistrates
- (Court Reporter and Court Usher)
Meanwhile- come and see me if you would like to see a practice case… or speak to last Years team…
Get practising for the audition!!