JURY SELECTION TECHNIQUES RYAN PACYGA RYAN PACYGA CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "JURY SELECTION TECHNIQUES RYAN PACYGA RYAN PACYGA CRIMINAL DEFENSE"

Transcription

1 JURY SELECTION TECHNIQUES RYAN PACYGA RYAN PACYGA CRIMINAL DEFENSE EMPLOYMENT o RESPONSIBILITIES o WORK IN GROUPS? o HOW ARRIVE AT DECISION IN A GROUP? o SUPERVISE OTHERS? WHAT STYLE? o ANYONE WANT TO BE A FOREPERSON? WHY? o GOOD JUROR FOR THIS CASE? WHY? o PRIOR JURY SERVICE? CIVIL VS. CRIMINAL? o RELATIONSHIPS W/OTHER JURORS? WORSE? CONVICT INNOCENT PERSON OR SET GUILTY PERSON FREE? DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INNOCENCE AND NOT PROVEN BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT? THEORY OF CASE MOST DAMAGING ASPECTS FIND THE WORSE ONES USE HELPFUL JURORS AS QUASI EXPERTS HUMANIZE YOUR CLIENT, THEIR JOB, THEIR KIDS, THEIR FAMILY: KNOW OF THEM? SCIENCE, EMOTION, TEENAGERS, MISGUIDED BOY, STEP DAD IN CRIM SEX, BAD GROUP OF FRIENDS, WRONG PLACE/TIME, WILL YOUR CLIENT MOST LIKELY TESTIFY OR NOT? INDUSTRIES/JOBS: BANKERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, SCHOOL TEACHERS, MEDICAL FIELD, ACCOUNTANTS, WHITE COLLAR VS. BLUE COLLAR, MILITARY BACKGROUND, AGE OF KIDS, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, FRANKNESS, BODY LANGUAGE INPUT FROM CLIENT: BAD LOOKS GOOD TO KNOW, FEELING ON ANSWERS NOT MUCH VALUE SINCE INEXPERIENCED FIND THE FOREPERSON EYES & EARS FROM AN ASS T, PARALEGAL OR ASSOCIATE DON T BE AFRAID TO REPHRASE A QUESTION THE JUDGE ALREADY ASKED. JURORS WANT TO GIVE THE RIGHT ANSWER TO THE JUDGE. EXAMPLE IS WHETHER TREAT OFFICER TESIMONY DIFFERENT DON TS: ARROGANT, CONDESCENDING, DISMISSIVE, ARGUE I. PREPARING FOR JURY SELECTION a. VOIR DIRE BEGINS THE DAY YOU GET THE CASE i. KEEP A VOIR DIRE SUBFOLDER. ISSUES WILL ARISE THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF THE CASE THAT WILL HELP YOU PREPARE FOR JURY SELECTION 1

2 II. 1. NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS, COUNTERPOINTS BY COLLEAGUES & FRIENDS, PROSECUTOR COMMENTS, JUDGE COMMENTS, INVESTIGATIVE MEMOS 2. WHAT KIND OF PERSON WILL UNDERSTAND YOUR THEORY OF THE CASE? WHAT TYPE OF VALUE SYSTEM AND LIFE EXPERINCES SHOULD THEY HAVE? WHAT BUTTONS DO YOU NEED TO PUSH TO DRIVE THE POINT HOME? 3. WHAT KIND OF PERSON WILL MOST LIKELY REJECT YOUR THEORY? WHAT CAN YOU FLUSH OUT OF THEM TO IDENTIFY THE HIDDEN BIAS? b. KNOW YOUR THEME OF THE CASE. IF IT CHANGES DIRECTION BEFORE TRIAL, THEN YOUR VOIR DIRE NEEDS TO ADAPT AS WELL c. PRACTICE WITH LAY PERSONS d. GET ASSISTANCE i. LEGAL ASSISTANT, PARALEGAL OR ASSOCIATE 1. THEY RE YOUR EYES & EARS SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON HAVING A DIAGLOG WITH THE PANEL e. CONSIDER A QUESTIONNAIRE i. TWO BENEFITS: 1. CAN LEAD TO MORE CANDID ANSWERS ON DIFFICULT SUBJECTS 2. ENHANCES PREPARATION f. GOOGLE/MNCIS OPENING REMARKS (AFTER JUDGE IS DONE) a. DON T USE THE WORD BIAS. NOBODY LIKES TO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS BIASED. SAME GOES FOR FAIR AND IMPARTIAL. i. INSTEAD, USE STRONG OPINION OR PREJUDGEMENT b. THERE ARE NO WRONG ANSWERS i. THERE IS, HOWEVER, A RIGHT ANSWER: HONESTY c. IMPRESS UPON THEM THE GRAVITY OF THE PROCESS i. DELIBERATE, THOROUGH, BECAUSE THERE S A LOT AT STAKE FOR YOUR CLIENT ii. TELL THEM IT WILL TAKE A WHILE SO THEY KNOW TO RELAX AND ARE PREPARED TO FOCUS d. GET THE JURORS TO CARE ABOUT YOUR CLIENT AND THE CASE i. PERSONALIZE YOUR CLIENT e. SOMETIMES, A PARTICULAR CASE ISN T RIGHT FOR A PARTICULAR JUROR i. EXAMPLE: CRIM SEX INVOLVING YOUNG CHILD IF I HAVE A YOUNG CHILD, MAYBE TOO CLOSE TO HOME FOR ME ii. BEING A GOOD JUROR AND CITIZEN MEANS BEING ABLE TO CANDIDLY EXAMINE SELF FOR ANY POTENTIAL OPINIONS THAT MAY INHIBIT ABILITY TO GIVE YOUR CLIENT A FAIR TRIAL WITH THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE AND 2

3 III. IV. HOLDING THE GOVERNMENT TO ITS HIGH BURDEN OF PROOF iii. HELP THE PANEL FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO SPEAK UP AND SAY THIS ISN T THE RIGHT TRIAL FOR ME iv. EXAMPLE: LIKE TRYING ON A JACKET 1. IF IT DOESN T FIT, THERE S NOTHING WRONG WITH THE JACKET, AND NOTHING WRONG WITH THE PERSON. THE TWO JUST DON T FIT TOGETHER f. BE APPROACHABLE, INVITING, AND INTERESTED i. THE MORE COMFORTABLE A PANEL IS WITH YOU, THE MORE THEY LL TALK 1. THE GOAL IS TO GET YOUR THEORY OUT THERE AND THEN LET THE PANEL TALK AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ii. I WANT TO LEARN FROM YOU 1. DON T TRY TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS OR HEARTS. INSEAD, LEARN WHAT THEY THINK AND HOW THEY FEEL. TYPES OF QUESTIONS a. SCALED i. STRONGLY AGREE, AGREE, DISAGREE, STRONGLY DISAGREE (NEUTRAL DOESN T TELL ME MUCH) b. YES/NO c. OPEN ENDED TECHNIQUES a. IDENTIFY THE BAD JURORS. IT REALLY BOILS DOWN TO GETTING RID OF THE WORST JURORS FOR YOUR THEORY OF THE CASE. b. RANDOM PERSON NARRATIVE i. THEN ROW BY ROW WITH HANDS WHO AGREES? WHO DISAGREES? ii. GET THEM TO HAVE A DIALOG iii. WATCH OUT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DON T RAISE THEIR HANDS, GET THEM TALKING c. LISTEN AND LEARN. LET JURORS EDUCATE EACH OTHER. d. EMBRACE AND SQUARELY ADDRESS THE PROBLEM AREAS OF YOUR CASE. DO THIS IN THE MIDDLE (PRIMACY/RECENCY) i. PRIOR CRIMES ii. UGLY BUT NON-CRIMINAL CONDUCT iii. BLOOD AND GUTS iv. INITIAL LIES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OR CONFESSION v. UNSAVORY FRIENDS vi. RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT e. LOOP A FAVORABLE ANSWER AND HELP OTHER JURORS REINFORCE THAT CONCEPT V. FIND THE FOREPERSON a. IDENTIFY 2-3 PEOPLE THAT ARE LIKELY TO BE THE FOREPERSON. THEY LL DRIVE THE DISCUSSION. WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO TWO 3

4 VI. VII. VIII. IX. POTENTIAL STRIKES, STRIKE AN ADVERSE POTENTIAL FOREPERSON OVER A MORE RESERVED ADVERSE PERSON. A LEADER WILL LEAD, A FOLLOWER WILL FOLLOW. SAVING A GOOD JUROR FROM A STRIKE FOR CAUSE a. ASK THEM IF THEY CAN SET ASIDE, JUST FOR THIS TRIAL, THEIR OPINION AND FOLLOW THE RULE i. ANOLOGIZE LIKE PLAYING A SPORT OR A BOARD GAME PUSHING A BAD JUROR OVER THE BRINK SO YOU CAN STRIKE FOR CAUSE a. BE INVITING b. HAND OUT, OPEN GESTURE c. TAKE THEM DOWN THE ROAD WITH BABY STEPS RATHER THAN GOING FOR THE HOME RUN i. YOU SAID YOU TEND TO BELIEVE WHAT OFFICERS SAY? ii. YOU BELIEVE THAT THEY RE GENERALLY TRUSTWORTHY? iii. YOU TEND TO BELIEVE THEM OVER THE AVERAGE CITIZEN? iv. THIS CAN INFLUENCE YOUR ASSESSMENT OF THEIR CREDIBILITY? v. AND EVEN THOUGH THE RULE IS THAT YOU CAN T TREAT THEIR TESTIMONY DIFFERENTLY THAN THE AVERAGE CITIZEN, YOU D TEND TO, EVER SO SLIGHTLY, BELIEVE THEIR TESTIMONY MORE? AND THAT S NOT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE UNFAIR, IT S JUST BECAUSE THAT S WHERE YOUR BELIEFS ARE, FAIR TO SAY? vi. AND WITH THAT BEING THE CASE, FAIR TO SAY THAT YOU MAY HAVE SOME DIFFICULTY FOLLOWING THAT RULE 100 PERCENT? THAT YOU D TRY TO FOLLOW IT BUT THAT YOU MAY STILL LEAN TOWARDS THE OFFICER? vii. AND YOU AGREE THAT BECAUSE OF THAT THIS PARTICULAR TRIAL MAY NOT BE THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU TO SIT ON? d. IF YOU GET THEM STRUCK FOR CAUSE, PRAISE THEM IN FRONT OF THE PANEL. IT CAN HELP THE PANEL TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT TELLING THE TRUTH. ENDING a. ANYTHING I HAVEN T ASKED ANY OF YOU THAT COULD BE IMPORTANT TO KNOW? b. ONE BY ONE, LOOK EACH JUROR IN THE EYE, AND ASK THEM THE FOLLOWING: i. MRS. X, IF YOU RE SELECTED AS A JUROR IN THIS CASE, CAN YOU LOOK MR. Z (THE DEFENDANT) IN THE EYE AND TELL HIM: 1. I WILL PRESUME YOU INNOCENT 2. I WILL HOLD THE GOVERNMENT TO ITS BURDEN OF PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT 3. I WILL GIVE YOU A FAIR TRIAL STRIKES 4

5 a. STRIKE YOUR OPPONENT S BEST JURORS FIRST. YOUR OPPONENT WILL NEVER STRIKE THEM. WAIT OUT THE GRAY AREAS. X. PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO a. I THINK I LL TRY I BELIEVE I HOPE I GUESS b. WHAT IF A JUROR GIVES CONTRADICTORY ANSWERS? I TEND TO TRUST THEIR FIRST ANSWER, ESPECIALLY IF IT S ON A WRITTEN QUESTIONNAIRE XI. NEVER EVER a. CROSS EXAMINE A JUROR b. ARGUE WITH A JUROR c. ACT LIKE YOU RE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE ROOM d. TALK DOWN TO A JUROR e. ASK LONG QUESTIONS f. REPEAT QUESTIONS ALREADY COVERED g. TRY TO CHANGE A JUROR S MIND REGARDING CORE BELIEFS. ACCEPT THEIR BIAS AND GET RID OF THEM. h. ASK TOO MANY SUPPORTIVE QUESTIONS OF A SUPPORTIVE JUROR. YOU LL END UP FLUSHING THEM OUT FOR YOUR OPPONENT. LAY LOW UNLESS YOU RE USING THEM AS A QUASI EXPERT TO GET THE PANEL ROLLING WITH YOUR THEME. i. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY FEELINGS ABOUT ALL JURORS HAVE FEELINGS. INSTEAD, ASK WHAT FEELINGS DO YOU HAVE ABOUT 5

Employment / Breach of Contract VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS

Employment / Breach of Contract VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS Employment / Breach of Contract VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS INTRODUCTION: Tell the jurors that this is a very big and a very important case. Do a SHORT summary of the case and the damages we are seeking. This

More information

TOP TEN TIPS FOR WINNING YOUR CASE IN JURY SELECTION

TOP TEN TIPS FOR WINNING YOUR CASE IN JURY SELECTION TOP TEN TIPS FOR WINNING YOUR CASE IN JURY SELECTION PRESENTED BY JEFF KEARNEY KEARNEY & WESTFALL 2501 PARKVIEW STREET, SUITE 300 FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76102 (817) 336-5600 LUBBOCK CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

More information

Sexual Assault of a Child VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS

Sexual Assault of a Child VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS ATTORNEYS Sexual Assault of a Child VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS 1. What are your feelings or opinions about criminal defense attorneys? 2. Have you ever had a bad experience with a criminal defense attorney? If

More information

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI WESTERN DIVISION

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI WESTERN DIVISION IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI WESTERN DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) Case No. 09-00296-03-CR-W-FJG ) ROBERT E. STEWART, ) ) Defendant.

More information

JUROR S MANUAL (Prepared by the State Bar of Michigan)

JUROR S MANUAL (Prepared by the State Bar of Michigan) JUROR S MANUAL (Prepared by the State Bar of Michigan) Your Role as a Juror You ve heard the term jury of one s peers. In our country the job of determining the facts and reaching a just decision rests,

More information

Medical Malpractice VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS

Medical Malpractice VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS Medical Malpractice VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS INTRODUCTION: Tell the jurors that this is a very big and a very important case. Do a SHORT summary of the case and the damages we are seeking. This summary should

More information

MINNESOTA JUDICIAL TRAINING UPDATE

MINNESOTA JUDICIAL TRAINING UPDATE MINNESOTA JUDICIAL TRAINING UPDATE CRIMINAL VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE COURT THE MN SUPREME COURT TASK FORCE ON JURY SELECTION HAS RECOMMENDED THAT JUDGES BE MORE PROACTIVE IN ASKING INITIAL QUESTIONS

More information

California On My Honor: Civics Institute for Teachers

California On My Honor: Civics Institute for Teachers California On My Honor: Civics Institute for Teachers Project Title: Grade Level: High School 11 th 12 th grade Presented by: K. Carlson Context of the unit: The students will understand how a jury trial

More information

Death Penalty JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE

Death Penalty JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE Death Penalty JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE Juror No. 1. Name: Age: 2. Do you read, write, speak, and understand English? YES NO 3. What is your ethnic background? 4. In what town or city do you live? 5. Have you

More information

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CRIMINAL ACTION H-00-0000 DEFENDANT(S) JURY INSTRUCTIONS I. General A. Introduction Members of the Jury:

More information

JURY QUESTIONNAIRE [PLEASE PRINT]

JURY QUESTIONNAIRE [PLEASE PRINT] JURY QUESTIONNAIRE [PLEASE PRINT] BACKGROUND INFORMATION Full name: Date of birth: Any other names you have used: City/Area of residence: Place of birth: Are you a citizen of the United States? Yes No

More information

Opening Statements Handout 1

Opening Statements Handout 1 Opening Statements Handout 1 Once the jury has been chosen, the attorneys for both sides deliver an opening statement about the case to the jury. Opening statements outline the facts that the attorneys

More information

81 CRIMINAL JURY SELECTION TIPS

81 CRIMINAL JURY SELECTION TIPS 81 CRIMINAL JURY SELECTION TIPS PREPARING FOR JURY SELECTION 1. Voir dire begins the day the client walks through your door. 2. Keep a voir dire notebook. Issues will arise throughout the discovery process

More information

Getting the most out of jury selection in criminal and civil trials

Getting the most out of jury selection in criminal and civil trials Getting the most out of jury selection in criminal and civil trials Dr. David Cannon Trial Innovations Los Angeles, California David@Trialinnovations.com David E. Cannon, Ph.D. Dr. Cannon is co-founder

More information

Jury Duty and Selection

Jury Duty and Selection Jury Duty and Selection Introduction That unwelcome letter arrives in the mail jury duty. Many famous trial attorneys have described jurors as a group of individuals who didn't have a good enough reason

More information

THE SUPREME COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU HANDBOOK FOR TRIAL JURORS

THE SUPREME COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU HANDBOOK FOR TRIAL JURORS THE SUPREME COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU HANDBOOK FOR TRIAL JURORS I. Purpose of This Handbook The purpose of this handbook is to acquaint trial jurors with the general nature and importance of their

More information

76 JURY SELECTION TIPS

76 JURY SELECTION TIPS 76 JURY SELECTION TIPS PREPARING FOR JURY SELECTION 1. Voir dire begins the day the client walks through your door. 2. Keep a voir dire notebook. Issues will arise throughout the discovery process that

More information

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS and INITIAL VOIR DIRE (CRIMINAL) (JUDGE O. H. EATON, JR. ) Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the criminal

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS and INITIAL VOIR DIRE (CRIMINAL) (JUDGE O. H. EATON, JR. ) Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the criminal INTRODUCTORY REMARKS and INITIAL VOIR DIRE (CRIMINAL) (JUDGE O. H. EATON, JR. ) Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the criminal division of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Court considers criminal

More information

Colorado Criminal Jury Instruction Chapter 1:04 and Chapter 3

Colorado Criminal Jury Instruction Chapter 1:04 and Chapter 3 Attachment No. 2 Proposed Plain Language Revisions to Colorado Criminal Jury Instruction Chapter 1:04 and Chapter 3 The work of the Plain Language Subcommittee is set forth below. For comparison, the redrafted

More information

CRIMINAL COURT IN MINNESOTA: Understanding the Process so You can Sleep at Night

CRIMINAL COURT IN MINNESOTA: Understanding the Process so You can Sleep at Night RYAN PACYGA CRIMINAL DEFENSE 333 South 7 th Street, Suite 2850 Minneapolis, MN 55402 612-339-5844 www.arrestedmn.com More information on the YouTube channel Ryan Pacyga CRIMINAL COURT IN MINNESOTA: Understanding

More information

YOUR RIGHTS AT TRIAL

YOUR RIGHTS AT TRIAL YOUR RIGHTS AT TRIAL You have certain rights once your case is set to go to trial. Prior to entering a plea, you have the option to view all documents in your case, excluding those documents ordered withheld

More information

Boulder Municipal Court Boulder County Justice Center P.O. Box 8015 1777 6 th Street Boulder, CO 80306-8015 www.bouldercolorado.

Boulder Municipal Court Boulder County Justice Center P.O. Box 8015 1777 6 th Street Boulder, CO 80306-8015 www.bouldercolorado. Boulder Municipal Court Boulder County Justice Center P.O. Box 8015 1777 6 th Street Boulder, CO 80306-8015 www.bouldercolorado.gov/court JURY READINESS CONFERENCE INSTRUCTIONS You have set your case for

More information

If you are in doubt, or think you may not be qualified to serve on a jury for one of the above or any other reasons, please notify the judge.

If you are in doubt, or think you may not be qualified to serve on a jury for one of the above or any other reasons, please notify the judge. Jurors are randomly selected by the county computer system from a source which combines current Medina County voter registration list and residents of the county that hold a valid Texas drivers license

More information

Scaled Questions During Jury Selection

Scaled Questions During Jury Selection Scaled Questions During Jury Selection By: Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan One of the most crucial tasks a trial attorney must undertake is selecting a pool of jurors that will view her client's case in

More information

MAXIMIZING STRIKES FOR CAUSE IN CRIMINAL CASES BY ROBERT R. SWAFFORD

MAXIMIZING STRIKES FOR CAUSE IN CRIMINAL CASES BY ROBERT R. SWAFFORD Maximizing Strikes for Cause MAXIMIZING STRIKES FOR CAUSE IN CRIMINAL CASES BY ROBERT R. SWAFFORD I. INTRODUCTION This paper will introduce an approach to jury selection that is radically different from

More information

Would You Be Chosen to Serve on a Jury? from http://deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu/

Would You Be Chosen to Serve on a Jury? from http://deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu/ Would You Be Chosen to Serve on a Jury? from http://deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu/ A death penalty statute has been enacted in your state. You have been summoned for jury duty in a death penalty case. In order

More information

VOIR DIRE 2/11/2015 STATE OF TEXAS VS JANE DOE 1. CONVERSATION - ONLY TIME YOU CAN ASK THE LAWYERS QUESTIONS 2. NO RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER

VOIR DIRE 2/11/2015 STATE OF TEXAS VS JANE DOE 1. CONVERSATION - ONLY TIME YOU CAN ASK THE LAWYERS QUESTIONS 2. NO RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER STATE OF TEXAS VS JANE DOE VOIR DIRE 1. CONVERSATION - ONLY TIME YOU CAN ASK THE LAWYERS QUESTIONS 2. NO RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER 3. DESELECTION (TO MAKE THE JURY = SIT THERE & BE QUIET) 4. SOME QUESTIONS

More information

Facts for. Federal Criminal Defendants

Facts for. Federal Criminal Defendants Facts for Federal Criminal Defendants FACTS FOR FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS I. INTRODUCTION The following is a short summary of what will happen to you if you are charged in a federal criminal case. This

More information

The Federal Criminal Process

The Federal Criminal Process Federal Public Defender W.D. Michigan The Federal Criminal Process INTRODUCTION The following summary of the federal criminal process is intended to provide you with a general overview of how your case

More information

DUI Voir Dire Questions INTRODUCTION

DUI Voir Dire Questions INTRODUCTION DUI Voir Dire Questions INTRODUCTION 1. Can you give me an example of a law that you disagree with (i.e., the speed limit)? 2. Someone tell me what the First Amendment protects? You see Ladies and Gentlemen,

More information

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII. J. MICHAEL SEABRIGHT United States District Judge

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII. J. MICHAEL SEABRIGHT United States District Judge IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII August 8, 2011 J. MICHAEL SEABRIGHT United States District Judge GENERAL FEDERAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS IN CIVIL CASES INDEX 1 DUTY OF JUDGE 2

More information

Your Voice in Criminal Court

Your Voice in Criminal Court Your Voice in Criminal Court a guide to court orientation for adult witnesses INFORMATION + RESOURCES FOR VICTIM SERVICE WORKERS introduction Victim Service Workers have an important role to play in the

More information

Stages in a Capital Case from http://deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu/

Stages in a Capital Case from http://deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu/ Stages in a Capital Case from http://deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu/ Note that not every case goes through all of the steps outlined here. Some states have different procedures. I. Pre-Trial Crimes that would

More information

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA. Mock Trial Script. The Case of a Stolen Car

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA. Mock Trial Script. The Case of a Stolen Car SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA Mock Trial Script The Case of a Stolen Car This mock trial is appropriate for middle and high school students. The script includes a role for a narrator,

More information

MODEL JURY SELECTION QUESTIONS

MODEL JURY SELECTION QUESTIONS MODEL JURY SELECTION QUESTIONS Standard Jury Voir Dire Civil [] 1. In order to be qualified under New Jersey law to serve on a jury, a person must have certain qualifying characteristics. A juror must

More information

V O I R D I R E ( J U R Y S E L E C T I O N )

V O I R D I R E ( J U R Y S E L E C T I O N ) In some jurisdictions, prosecutors are permitted to voir dire or question prospective jurors or venire persons. If you practice in a jurisdiction that permits you to ask questions, it is important to develop

More information

' ^^2013. BY UiQi2^ ^ DEPUTY IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ORANGE, CENTRAL JUSTICE CENTER

' ^^2013. BY UiQi2^ ^ DEPUTY IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ORANGE, CENTRAL JUSTICE CENTER TONY RACKAUCKAS, DISTRICT ATTORNEY COUNTY OF ORANGE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA np^. POST OFFICE BOX 808 ' ^^2013 SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA 92702 CARLS^^,, TELEPHONE: (714) 834-3600 _^ "''^'"^^Coun BY UiQi2^ ^ DEPUTY

More information

STEPS IN A TRIAL. Note to Students: For a civil case, substitute the word plaintiff for the word prosecution.

STEPS IN A TRIAL. Note to Students: For a civil case, substitute the word plaintiff for the word prosecution. STEPS IN A TRIAL Note to Students: For a civil case, substitute the word plaintiff for the word prosecution. A number of events occur during a trial, and most must happen according to a particular sequence.

More information

If a Dismissal of Your Omaha DUI Charges Is Not Forthcoming You May Decide to Take Your Case in Front of a Jury in the Hope of Being Exonerated

If a Dismissal of Your Omaha DUI Charges Is Not Forthcoming You May Decide to Take Your Case in Front of a Jury in the Hope of Being Exonerated TAKING YOUR OMAHA DUI CASE TO JURY TRIAL If a Dismissal of Your Omaha DUI Charges Is Not Forthcoming You May Decide to Take Your Case in Front of a Jury in the Hope of Being Exonerated Thomas M. Petersen

More information

What can I expect facing criminal charges?

What can I expect facing criminal charges? What can I expect facing criminal charges? Being charged with a crime can be one of the hardest things you will ever have to deal with. The American Criminal Justice system is not designed to be stress

More information

The Paralegal s Role In Trial Notebook Preparation And Trial S U S A N B O E S T E R

The Paralegal s Role In Trial Notebook Preparation And Trial S U S A N B O E S T E R The Paralegal s Role In Trial Notebook Preparation And Trial S U S A N B O E S T E R Trial Notebook Tabs I. Client Contact II. Plan III. Investigation & Discovery IV. Motions V. Statutory Summary Suspension

More information

GUIDELINES AND HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WITH A CASE IN GENERAL SESSIONS COURT

GUIDELINES AND HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WITH A CASE IN GENERAL SESSIONS COURT GUIDELINES AND HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WITH A CASE IN GENERAL SESSIONS COURT [Insert name, address and phone number of General Sessions Court and names of judges] Effective May 2013 APPROVED BY

More information

THE COURT: You have been selected and sworn to determine the facts and

THE COURT: You have been selected and sworn to determine the facts and 1 THE COURT: You have been selected and sworn to determine the facts and render a verdict in the case of the Commonwealth / 1 of Pennsylvania versus Robert Greene, who is charged with one count of robbery,

More information

OPENING INSTRUCTIONS

OPENING INSTRUCTIONS OPENING INSTRUCTIONS Members of the Jury: Respective Roles of Jurors and Judge You ve been chosen as jurors for this case, and you ve taken an oath to decide the facts fairly. As we begin the trial, I

More information

Friday, August 29, 2008 TRIAL ADVOCACY. The Art of Jury Selection: Working With Challenges. Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan

Friday, August 29, 2008 TRIAL ADVOCACY. The Art of Jury Selection: Working With Challenges. Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan Friday, August 29, 2008 TRIAL ADVOCACY The Art of Jury Selection: Working With Challenges Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan It has been said that the purpose of jury selection is to select a 'fair and impartial'

More information

Role Preparation. Preparing for a Mock Trial

Role Preparation. Preparing for a Mock Trial Civil Law Mock Trial: Role Preparation This package contains: PAGE Preparing for a Mock Trial 1-5 Time Chart 6 Etiquette 7-8 Role Preparation for: Plaintiff and Defendant Lawyers 9-12 Judge 13 Jury 13

More information

Voir Dire in Domestic Violence Cases

Voir Dire in Domestic Violence Cases Voir Dire in Domestic Violence Cases By Sarah M. Buel, Co-Director, University of Texas School of Law Domestic Violence Clinic Voir dire provides the opportunity to educate jurors while probing for bias,

More information

The opening statement is a most important part of trying a lawsuit. Many lawyers do not

The opening statement is a most important part of trying a lawsuit. Many lawyers do not OPENING STATEMENTS Introduction The opening statement is a most important part of trying a lawsuit. Many lawyers do not treat the opening statement with the importance it deserves. Many opening statements

More information

If You have Been Arrested Don t Do Anything Until You Read My Special Report!

If You have Been Arrested Don t Do Anything Until You Read My Special Report! If You have Been Arrested Don t Do Anything Until You Read My Special Report! If you have been arrested by the police for a criminal offense, you re probably confused or worried about what steps to take

More information

A Federal Criminal Case Timeline

A Federal Criminal Case Timeline A Federal Criminal Case Timeline The following timeline is a very broad overview of the progress of a federal felony case. Many variables can change the speed or course of the case, including settlement

More information

The Keys To An Effective Medical Malpractice Defense

The Keys To An Effective Medical Malpractice Defense The Keys To An Effective Medical Malpractice Defense By Thomas M. O Toole, Ph.D. Some research has shown, while as little as 1% of the lawsuits filed each year in the United States actually make it to

More information

VOIR DIRE: DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE. Voir dire is the single most important part of a DWI jury trial. Breath test DWI

VOIR DIRE: DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE. Voir dire is the single most important part of a DWI jury trial. Breath test DWI VOIR DIRE: DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE Voir dire is the single most important part of a DWI jury trial. Breath test DWI prosecutions are more difficult to defend then no test cases. Blood test cases are even harder

More information

VOIR DIRE FROM THE DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE JAMES C. MORROW MORROW, WILLNAUER & KLOSTERMAN, L.L.C. 44--1

VOIR DIRE FROM THE DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE JAMES C. MORROW MORROW, WILLNAUER & KLOSTERMAN, L.L.C. 44--1 VOIR DIRE FROM THE DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE BY JAMES C. MORROW MORROW, WILLNAUER & KLOSTERMAN, L.L.C. 44--1 You have been sitting in your chair at counsel table for a good part of the day, perhaps making an

More information

CREATING & DEVELOPING WINNING THEMES & ARGUMENTS By: Ervin A. Gonzalez

CREATING & DEVELOPING WINNING THEMES & ARGUMENTS By: Ervin A. Gonzalez CREATING & DEVELOPING WINNING THEMES & ARGUMENTS By: Ervin A. Gonzalez I. INTRODUCTION A winning trial attorney recognizes that to reach the goal of a successful verdict, you must first develop a plan

More information

HANDBOOK FOR JURORS IN CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CASES IN THE. For the. Parish of St. Charles. Courthouse. Hahnville, Louisiana JUDGES

HANDBOOK FOR JURORS IN CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CASES IN THE. For the. Parish of St. Charles. Courthouse. Hahnville, Louisiana JUDGES Jury Duty Information HANDBOOK FOR JURORS IN CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CASES IN THE 29 th Judicial Court For the Parish of St. Charles Courthouse Hahnville, Louisiana JUDGES EMILE R. ST.PIERRE Division C M. LAUREN

More information

Role Preparation. Preparing for a Mock Trial

Role Preparation. Preparing for a Mock Trial Criminal Law Mock Trial: Role Preparation This package contains: PAGE Preparing for a Mock Trial 1 Time Chart 2 Etiquette 3-4 Role Preparation for: Crown and Defence Lawyers 5-7 Judge and Jury 8 Court

More information

Legal and Judicial Ethics for Criminal Practice in US Afghan Defense Lawyers Program Public Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan

Legal and Judicial Ethics for Criminal Practice in US Afghan Defense Lawyers Program Public Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan for Criminal Practice in US Afghan Defense Lawyers Program Public Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan February 25, 2010 David M. Siegel New England Law Boston dsiegel@nesl.edu; 1 (617)

More information

STEPS IN A MOCK TRIAL

STEPS IN A MOCK TRIAL STEPS IN A MOCK TRIAL 1. The Opening of the Court Either the Clerk of the Court of the judge will call the Court to order. When the judge enters, all the participants should remain standing until the judge

More information

PEOPLE V. HARRY POTTER

PEOPLE V. HARRY POTTER PEOPLE V. HARRY POTTER THE COURT: Members of the jury, the defendant, Harry Potter, is charged in a one-count information which reads as follows: On or about November 23, 2008, HARRY POTTER, did unlawfully

More information

Twelve Angry Men part 1

Twelve Angry Men part 1 Twelve Angry Men part 1 Murder in the first degree - premeditated murder Premeditated planned in advance Reasonable doubt not being sure the defendant was guilty The Bench the Judge Unanimous everyone

More information

Table of Contents. Monder Law Group 2015 www.monderlaw.com 619 405 0063 1

Table of Contents. Monder Law Group 2015 www.monderlaw.com 619 405 0063 1 Table of Contents Introduction....... 2 Arraignment...3 Bonds.......4 Readiness Conference....7 Preliminary Hearing.....8 Motions... 9 Discovery......9 Suppress Evidence...... 10 Dismiss.....11 Sever......11

More information

C RIMINAL LAW O V E RVIEW OF T H E T E XAS C RIMINAL J USTICE P ROCESS

C RIMINAL LAW O V E RVIEW OF T H E T E XAS C RIMINAL J USTICE P ROCESS T E X A S Y O U N G L A W Y E R S A S S O C I A T I O N A N D S T A T E B A R O F T E X A S C RIMINAL LAW 1 0 1 : O V E RVIEW OF T H E T E XAS C RIMINAL J USTICE P ROCESS A C RIMINAL LAW 1 0 1 Prepared

More information

A Citizen s Guide to the Criminal Justice System: From Arraignment to Appeal

A Citizen s Guide to the Criminal Justice System: From Arraignment to Appeal A Citizen s Guide to the Criminal Justice System: From Arraignment to Appeal Presented by the Office of the Richmond County District Attorney Acting District Attorney Daniel L. Master, Jr. 130 Stuyvesant

More information

62-B DISTRICT COURT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT JURY SERVICE

62-B DISTRICT COURT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT JURY SERVICE 62-B DISTRICT COURT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT JURY SERVICE 1. When and where must I report for juror service? You must report on the date and time as indicated on the summons which you have received

More information

JURY SERVICE. To Have a Jury Trial, There Must Be a Jury

JURY SERVICE. To Have a Jury Trial, There Must Be a Jury JURY SERVICE Did you know that a citizen s right to a trial by jury can be traced back to both the United States Constitution and the Texas Declaration of Independence? Although the right to a jury trial

More information

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO. State of Ohio, ) ) Plaintiff ) ) CASE NO.: vs. ) ) DRUG COURT PLEA, ) ) Defendant )

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO. State of Ohio, ) ) Plaintiff ) ) CASE NO.: vs. ) ) DRUG COURT PLEA, ) ) Defendant ) COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO State of Ohio, ) ) Plaintiff ) ) CASE NO.: vs. ) ) DRUG COURT PLEA, ) ) Defendant ) I,, being before the Court this day and with my counsel, Attorney, represent

More information

JURY DUTY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

JURY DUTY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS JURY DUTY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Jury Trials Jury trials are scheduled for the first & third Fridays of the month starting at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For each jury trial, up to twenty prospective jurors

More information

JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE FOR CIVIL CASES

JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE FOR CIVIL CASES JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE Code of Civil Procedure Section 205(c)-(d) Sec. 1. Statutory Authority This Juror Questionnaire has been drafted under the authority of Code of Civil Procedure section 205(c)-(d) and

More information

How Do People Settle Disputes? How a Civil Trial Works in California

How Do People Settle Disputes? How a Civil Trial Works in California Article brought to you by the Administrative Office of the California Courts and California Council for the Social Studies in partnership for Civic Education How Do People Settle Disputes? How a Civil

More information

COURT S INSTRUCTIONS TO THE JURY (CIVIL) SEXUAL HARASSMENT. I will now explain to you the rules of law that you must follow and apply in

COURT S INSTRUCTIONS TO THE JURY (CIVIL) SEXUAL HARASSMENT. I will now explain to you the rules of law that you must follow and apply in IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA KEYBOARD()DIVISION KEYBOARD(), Plaintiff, v. KEYBOARD(), Defendants. ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] CV Members of the Jury: COURT S INSTRUCTIONS

More information

NEW YORK STATE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM TRIAL JUROR S HANDBOOK

NEW YORK STATE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM TRIAL JUROR S HANDBOOK NEW YORK STATE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM TRIAL JUROR S HANDBOOK FOR COpIES OF THIS BOOKLET CALL: 1-800-NY-JUROR 1-800-695-8767 OR ORDER ON THE WEB: WWW.NYJUROR.gOV message FRom the ChiEF JUDGE I am pleased

More information

A Student Response Journal for. Ender s Game. by Orson Scott Card

A Student Response Journal for. Ender s Game. by Orson Scott Card Reflections: A Student Response Journal for Ender s Game by Orson Scott Card Copyright 2003 by Prestwick House, Inc., P.O. Box 658, Clayton, DE 19938. 1-800-932-4593. www.prestwickhouse.com Permission

More information

DWI / DUI Defense Lawyer / Attorney for Tyler and East Texas

DWI / DUI Defense Lawyer / Attorney for Tyler and East Texas DWI / DUI Defense Lawyer / Attorney for Tyler and East Texas The law is actually in your favor, especially for a DWI or DUI case. An arrest does not make you guilty of a DWI or DUI, but the prosecution

More information

Subchapter 6.600 Criminal Procedure in District Court

Subchapter 6.600 Criminal Procedure in District Court Subchapter 6.600 Criminal Procedure in District Court Rule 6.610 Criminal Procedure Generally (A) Precedence. Criminal cases have precedence over civil actions. (B) Pretrial. The court, on its own initiative

More information

Criminal Law Lesson #3: Theories of Crime and Punishment Justifications for Punishment and Plea Bargaining/Negotiation Exercise

Criminal Law Lesson #3: Theories of Crime and Punishment Justifications for Punishment and Plea Bargaining/Negotiation Exercise Model Lesson Plan: Criminal Law February 12, 2001 David Westbrook Criminal Law Lesson #3: Theories of Crime and Punishment Justifications for Punishment and Plea Bargaining/Negotiation Exercise I. Time:

More information

Lesson 5. Picking a Jury, ipad Style

Lesson 5. Picking a Jury, ipad Style Lesson 5 Picking a Jury, ipad Style As a technology-focused person, the most frustrating part of a trial for me has always been jury selection. While trying cases, I was usually relegated to sketching

More information

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES A multi-disciplinary approach to systems change and offender accountability Megan Widman, MSW Director of Social Action, HAVEN Co-Chair, Oakland County

More information

My name is. I am going to court because I am a witness.

My name is. I am going to court because I am a witness. My name is I am going to court because I am a witness. KIDS GO TO COURT Written by: Illustrations by: Staff in the District Attorney Offices in the State of Alaska who meet with the children who come to

More information

INFORMATION PAPER ARTICLE 15 PROCEDURES

INFORMATION PAPER ARTICLE 15 PROCEDURES INFORMATION PAPER ARTICLE 15 PROCEDURES You have been informed that your commander has started non-judicial punishment ( Article 15 ) procedures against you. This sheet is designed to help you understand

More information

Talking to Juries about. Building Theories & Themes Around Racial Issues at Trial. Race

Talking to Juries about. Building Theories & Themes Around Racial Issues at Trial. Race Talking to Juries about Building Theories & Themes Around Racial Issues at Trial Race Which of these three statements do you most agree with? Racism still exists as a major problem in society. Racism still

More information

Walking Through a Trial

Walking Through a Trial Lesson Overview Overview: This lesson will teach students how the legal system works and how a case progresses through the state courts. Objectives: Students will be able to Define key terms related to

More information

How to Prepare for your Deposition in a Personal Injury Case

How to Prepare for your Deposition in a Personal Injury Case How to Prepare for your Deposition in a Personal Injury Case A whitepaper by Travis Mayor, Attorney If you have filed a civil lawsuit in your personal injury case against the at fault driver, person, corporation,

More information

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUTES JURY SELECTION

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUTES JURY SELECTION JURY SELECTION RESOURCES FOR JUDGES Judge s Survival Guide: Criminal Jury Selection, Standard Remarks to Jurors, Judge s Survival Guide: Civil Jury Selection, Standard Remarks to Jurors School of Government

More information

HINTS FOR PREPARING FOR THE MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

HINTS FOR PREPARING FOR THE MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION 2013 - HINTS FOR PREPARING FOR THE MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Trial Overview 1 A. Governing Rules 1 B. Trial Basics 1 II. Opening Statements 2 A. Structure And Outline To Organize Your

More information

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR MEDIA INTERVIEWS

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR MEDIA INTERVIEWS GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR MEDIA INTERVIEWS Media interviews can be easy for some people and very difficult for others. The key to an effective interview is preparation. If you are prepared, you have nothing

More information

it s time to start the conversation

it s time to start the conversation it s time to start the conversation CONVERSATION GUIDE FEBRUARY 2015 It is critical to talk to all youth about recognizing abuse and how to build healthy relationships. it s time to start the conversation

More information

Glossary of Terms Acquittal Affidavit Allegation Appeal Arraignment Arrest Warrant Assistant District Attorney General Attachment Bail Bailiff Bench

Glossary of Terms Acquittal Affidavit Allegation Appeal Arraignment Arrest Warrant Assistant District Attorney General Attachment Bail Bailiff Bench Glossary of Terms The Glossary of Terms defines some of the most common legal terms in easy-tounderstand language. Terms are listed in alphabetical order. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

More information

ROLES TO ASSIGN. 1. Judge. 2. Courtroom Deputy. 3. Prosecutor 1 opening statement. 4. Prosecutor 2 direct of Dana Capro

ROLES TO ASSIGN. 1. Judge. 2. Courtroom Deputy. 3. Prosecutor 1 opening statement. 4. Prosecutor 2 direct of Dana Capro ROLES TO ASSIGN 1. Judge 2. Courtroom Deputy 3. Prosecutor 1 opening statement 4. Prosecutor 2 direct of Dana Capro 5. Prosecutor 3 direct of Jamie Medina 6. Prosecutor 4 cross of Pat Morton 7. Prosecutor

More information

CHECK IT OUT CHECK IT OUT! Spring 2001. Contents. Age 9 11 Key Stage 2. Series Producer: Henry Laverty. Spring 2001

CHECK IT OUT CHECK IT OUT! Spring 2001. Contents. Age 9 11 Key Stage 2. Series Producer: Henry Laverty. Spring 2001 Age 9 11 Key Stage 2! BULLYING Series Producer: Henry Laverty Spring 2001 Friday 12.10-12.30 p.m. from 19 January to 2 March Transmission: Friday 16 & 23 January Summer Term: Tuesday 22 May Summer 2001

More information

DESCRIPTION OF THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR DEFENDANTS

DESCRIPTION OF THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR DEFENDANTS DESCRIPTION OF THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR DEFENDANTS DESCRIPTION OF THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR DEFENDANTS This pamphlet has been provided to help you better understand the federal

More information

What Is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program?

What Is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program? Dear Parent/Guardians, Your child s school will be using the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This research-based program reduces bullying in schools. It also helps to make school a safer, more positive

More information

ARREST! What Happens Now?

ARREST! What Happens Now? Personal Injury Wrongful Death Slip & Fall Automobile Accidents Trucking Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Medical Malpractice Criminal Defense You re Under ARREST! What Happens Now? Do NOT Speak to Police

More information

Facts for Jurors. Tee Shirts or sweat shirts with any picture or writing. Tank Tops, midriffs and undershirts worn as outer shirts.

Facts for Jurors. Tee Shirts or sweat shirts with any picture or writing. Tank Tops, midriffs and undershirts worn as outer shirts. 1 Facts for Jurors The following information is provided by Kathy D. Page, Clerk of Superior & Juvenile Courts of Dade County, for the benefit of persons summoned for jury service. If you have additional

More information

Our automatic thoughts echo our core beliefs. The more negative our core beliefs are, the more negative our automatic thoughts will be.

Our automatic thoughts echo our core beliefs. The more negative our core beliefs are, the more negative our automatic thoughts will be. cchapter EIGHTb Core beliefs Think Good - Feel Good Paul Stallard Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons Ltd ISBN: 0470842903 (Paperback) CORE BELIEFS Core beliefs are the fixed statements ideas that we have

More information

What can I expect when facing a court martial?

What can I expect when facing a court martial? What can I expect when facing a court martial? A court martial is something anyone subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) could potentially face. Any one of us could potentially face a

More information

Escape Conviction when Prosecuted for a Federal Tax Crime. Court, DOJ, IRS no jurisdiction without specific Section of Title 26 quoted

Escape Conviction when Prosecuted for a Federal Tax Crime. Court, DOJ, IRS no jurisdiction without specific Section of Title 26 quoted Escape Conviction when Prosecuted for a Federal Tax Crime Court, DOJ, IRS no jurisdiction without specific Section of Title 26 quoted Why, in a "Federal District Court" when charged with a "tax crime"

More information

101 Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Your Child

101 Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Your Child 1 101 Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Your Child Introduction What could you give your child that would be more valuable than a strong sense of themselves and their value in the world? If we feel good about

More information

Juvenile Court Mock Trial

Juvenile Court Mock Trial Juvenile Court Mock Trial CAST: One of the Judges of the juvenile court will preside. Defense Attorney: Attorney court tour guide. Prosecutor: Attorney court tour guide. A student selected by the teacher.

More information

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Protocol: Interview Guide

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Protocol: Interview Guide APPENDIX The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Protocol: Interview Guide I. INTRODUCTION 1. Hello, my name is and I am a police officer. [Introduce anyone else in the room;

More information