Legal Brief

Legal Brief
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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

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 your client.

1. First witness to be called: _________________________________________________
i. First question:

ii. Second question:

Information this witness will provide:


2. Second witness to be called: ______________________________________________
i. First question:

ii. Second question:

Information this witness will provide:
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