Legal Brief

Legal Brief
100 XP / 45 minutes

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Your task: As a defense lawyer your job is to prove your client is not guilty of crimes he/she is accused of. Write a legal brief defending a particular person or group in history. You will create an opening statement and describe what witnesses you would call and what you would ask them.

Instructions: Copy and complete the sheet below

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Name of Defendant:____________________________________________

Crime Accused of: _______________________________________________________

 

I. Opening statement- Write one paragraph summarizing the issues at hand and to introduce what you will present as evidence to defend your client.

II. Witnesses- Explain who would you call to testify for or against your client.

1. First witness to be called: _________________________________________________

i.     First question:


ii.Second question:

 

What will this witness say that will help/hurt your client?

 

2. Second witness to be called: ______________________________________________

i.        First question:

 

ii.      Second question:


iii.                What will this witness say that will help/hurt your client?

 

 


 

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