Overview – 12 Stages of Trial

​Stage 1 - Trial Preparation

- Know your deadlines!!! 


- Contact your witnesses at least 2 months in advance.


- Yes, contact your client in advance as well. I've had a client forget about a trial because he was in Vegas... it wasn't a fun time.


- We'll cover how to prepare witnesses for​ trial.


Stage 2 - Jury Selection

​Stage 3 - Finalized Jury

Stage 4 - Opening Statement

Stage 5 - Plaintiff/Prosecutor's Case in Chief

Stage 6 - Directed Verdict

Stage 7 - Defendant's Case in Chief

Stage 8 - ​Rebuttal Case in Chief

Stage 9 - Directed Verdict

Stage 10 - Instructions Conference

Stage 11 - Closing Arguments

Stage 12 - Jury Deliberations

​Don't worry -- each stage will be touched on at some point in the course!


​Which of these stages interest you the most and why?

​Comment below!
  • gs853640@gmail.com says:

    Very impressed with the presentation of highlighted steps!

  • ghadhamfarzeinab@gmail.com says:

    Hi in Kenya we do not have jury trials. I also noticed some terms are different. Overall, I hope to learn what is similar for both jurisdictions.

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