Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial Training

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					Minnesota State Bar
    Association
Mock Trial Training


  October 23, 2007
Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Honorable Janice M. Culnane
          State of Minnesota
  Office of Administrative Hearings
    Ready for the challenge?
 The preparation
 The planning

 The practice
Welcome to Mock Trial

Your opportunity to
 develop
a practical understanding
of the
American Legal System.
We look at the legal system with a
           critical eye.
 Globally

 Locally

 Personally
   Laws can….
 EstablishPredictability
 Provide Equity
 Maintain Order
 Create Protection
 Ensure Safety
    Legal system needs societal
       acceptance to work.
 Differing views
 Polarization

 Independence

 Tension

 Responsiveness
     Lawyer Professionalism
 Builds public trust
 Keeps legal system on track

 Self-regulated
The work of lawyers is varied….
Proactive Legal Advice
 Documents

 Contracts

 Establish Policies
 Create fair and dependable
  processes
 Resolution of Disputes
 Discuss  problems informally
 Arbitration or Mediation

 Initiate Litigation

 Settlement

 Courtroom Proceedings

 Mock Trial
   Professionalism Standards
 Must  work in a variety of situations
 Strictly enforced

 Consequences for non-compliance
   Mock
    Trial
participation
      is
    legal
experience.
     Professionalism
            is
           part
            of
the Mock Trial Competition.
    MOCK TRIAL
 Outstanding
 Professional
 Performance Award
*Individual
*Team
*Attorney Coach
Lawyer conduct is
 governed by the
     Minnesota Rules of
    Professional Conduct
             and
Lawyer Professional Aspirations
 Minnesota Rules of
Professional Conduct
        High Standards
        Strict Consequences
        Beyond Mock Trial Competition
   Professional Aspirations
Judges and lawyers will conduct
 themselves according to high
 professional standards and commit
 to:
 dignity,
integrity, and
 independence.
      Professional
        Conduct
 The substance of
lawyering.
      Professional Conduct
 Defines   your relationship with your
  client.
 Shapes the telling of the story.

 Is the starting point.

 Becomes the compass.
    Professional Aspirations for
              Judges
Judges will maintain control,
  recognizing the obligation and
  authority to insure all proceedings
  are conducted in a civil manner.

When judges observe uncivilized
 conduct, the judge will call it to the
 attention of attorneys.
  Selected Professional Aspirations for
         Lawyers in Mock Trials
We will conduct ourselves with honesty.
 Our word is our bond.

We will treat the judge, attorneys and witnesses in a civil and
  courteous manner.

We will abstain from disparaging personal remarks or
  acrimony.

We will disagree without being disagreeable.

We will not ask a question for the purpose of harassing or
  embarrassing anyone.

We will not engage in conduct which brings disorder or
  disruption.
            Consider
     Outstanding Professional
          Performance
             Awards

 Formsin your packet of materials.
 We want to hear from YOU.
Thanks.

				
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