New York, NY asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for New York

Q: I’m doing a mock trial in my class and i’m going to be the judge and i’m confused what the basic questions should be 1/2

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Try to learn what the protocols and procedures for your trial will be. Familiarize yourself with the case material and the rules. Mock trials can differ in depth according to the academic level. Based on the level of your mock trial, you may need to make rulings on certain things. Is evidence admissible? Are objections made by either side valid under the rules of evidence? Each trial can have its own specific guidelines according to the school, so you may need to do some research in terms of what your school's/class's guidelines will be. Also do some research online. There is lots of material on this area, ranging from high school level to law school level. Good luck

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