JURY INSTRUCTIONS





It will be your job to be a member of the jury.  For this case you will need to review all of the facts.    To accomplish this you are required to follow these steps.

STEP 1: Researching Trial Procedures
The first thing you need to do is find information on trial procedures.  You will need to find information on questioning witnesses, developing effective opening and closing statements, objections and courtroom etiquette. You may use the links that I have set up for you on the main page and/or other resources that you may wish to use, i.e. books, magazines, other web sites etc.


STEP 2: Reviewing the Case
You will need to review the facts presented in trail only.  I have several web sites linked to the main page that describe the Lizzie Borden case; you may use them after the trial.  You may and should review the duties, responsibilities, and rights of a juror prior to the trail!
 


STEP 3: Reviewing the Witnesses
Now you must put together your information from each of the witnesses. 

STEP 4: Opening and Closing Statements
You will now need to listen to the opening and closing statements.  Follow the guidelines that the Judge instructed prior to deliberation.  WARNING:  DO NOT TALK ABOUT THIS TRIAL WITH ANY OF THE JURY MEMBERS UNTIL DELIBERATION BEGINS!!
IF YOU DO, A MISTRIAL WILL BE CALLED AND .... A MISTRAIL WILL BE CALLED!
 
 


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