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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA
Mock Trial Script
The Case of a Stolen Car
This mock trial is appropriate for middle and high school students. The script includes a role for a
narrator, who explains the action and provides direction to the other actors.
? Time: Allow approximately 1 1/2 hours to complete the trial, including the jury deliberation
? Room set up: Set up like a court room; http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769420.html
Materials needed: Table tents or name tags with name of each role; a set of car keys; a verdict form
Deputy District Attorney
Jurors (all those who are not assigned one of the above roles is a juror)
MOCK TRIAL SCRIPT
Bailiff: All rise. [Wait for everyone-except the judge- to stand.]
Department One of the Superior Court is now in session.
Judge (first name) presiding. Please be seated.
Judge: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Calling the case of the
People of the State of California versus (defendant's first name). Are
both sides ready?
District Attorney: Ready for the People, Your Honor.
Public Defender: Ready for the defense, Your Honor
Judge: Will the clerk please swear in the jury?
Clerk: Will the jury please stand and raise your right hand? [Wait for
everyone to stand.] Do each of you swear that you will fairly try the
case before this court, and that you will return a true verdict according to
the evidence and the instructions of the court, so help you, God? Please
say "I do". [Wait for jurors to say "I do."] You may be seated.
How many hours a day do Attorney typically work? Typically, a novice lawyer will have to work a normal 9-5 job (8 hours per day or 40 hours per week). In private practice, he or she may spend additional hours to meet the clients’ expectations and demands. This can range from additional 5-20 hours per week.
Title: Mock Trial Script
Subject: The Case of a Stolen Car
Author: AOC User
Creator: Acrobat PDFMaker 9.1 for Word
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CreationDate: Wed Aug 31 15:54:40 2011
ModDate: Wed Aug 31 15:54:45 2011
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