Anatomy of a Trial

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Time
1 hour 49 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
2
Video Transcription
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less than 6.2. Now that we've talked about the difference between a jury and the judge trial, we're going to talk about the anatomy of a trial on the anatomy of a trial is not gonna change
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depending on the type of trial that you're having.
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There are just different features as into who's deciding the outcome of the case.
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So in this video, we're gonna cover and we're gonna talk about the anatomy of a trial
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trial has many stages to it.
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It's often going to start with if it's a jury trial. Jury selection. The process of identifying who the members of the jury are going to be in a process known as a voir dire and voir dire for jury is very similar to the voir dire that experts go through that we're going to talk about here momentarily.
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You'll then progress toe opening statements. The
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plaintiff,
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the or the prosecution will test that will
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open up and speak first.
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The defense will then speak next,
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and they'll give their opening statements there outline of what they intend to prove throughout the case.
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You'll then have the plaintiff or the prosecution witnesses that will testify
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you'll then have
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period where what will happen is the plaintiff or the prosecution. At that point. Once they finish presenting their witnesses and their evidence,
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we'll do. We'll go through a process known as resting their case. They will stop arguing their side of the case,
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and at that point the defense will start. The defense will put up their witnesses
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once the defense has finished providing their witnesses and evidence the defense will rest
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at that point. Then you'll go through closing arguments
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with the prosecution starting and the defense closing
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and then at that point will be deliberations, either by the jury or the judge. This is when that time when the jury or the judge goes and thinks about the outcome of the case, whether or not the prosecution of the plaintiff has proven their case,
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either beyond a reasonable doubt if it's criminal or
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beyond with a preponderance of the evidence,
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if it's a civil trial
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and after the deliberations, is when you'll get the verdict and the verdict is really the end of the trial. If it's a criminal trial, there'll be one step mawr, which is sentencing.
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If it's a civil trial, there may be. There may be other steps that come after, but the trial itself will be done.
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And this is thes air
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the anatomy of a tri ALS
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at the original jurisdiction level.
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When you get to the appellate level, it's much different the way that the trial will go.
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But that's a topic for another course.
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In this video, we learned the anatomy of a trial.
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