As a child custody attorney and divorce lawyer, Mr. Darren M Shapiro has found himself dealing with a wide range of complex cases during the life of his career. Often, child custody cases are complicated by their very nature, as they require the court to consider the past behavior of parents, in an effort to decide on the best possible future for a child. An important thing to remember about child custody trials, is that there's no real "winner", when all is said and done.
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Designing Opening Statements for Child Custody Trials | Long Island Divorce Lawyer
July 4, by mocktrialblahblahblah. Unlike a cross examination which is hard to plan, a direct examination is all about planning. Here are a few suggestions to help your mock trial direct examination go smoothly. Make Sure Your Witness is Prepared A witness needs to know his or her mock trial witness statement inside and out. When you rehearse, quiz them on all the facts in their witness statement to make sure they know their witness statement. This will help them on cross-examination too. Also, see our post on tips for witnesses.
Opening Statements Examples
Last Updated: February 7, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Clinton M. Sandvick, JD, PhD.
January 31, by mocktrialblahblahblah. I wrote last month about presenting a mock trial opening statement for a prosecutor , so this post will deal with an opening statement for a defense lawyer. An mock trial opening statement is scored both on the content and also on delivery.