Overview – 12 Stages of Trial
Lesson 2 Chapter 1 Module 1
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!