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What is a continuance
Continuance moves the trial to a later date
Date
What are some reasons for continuances?
Illness
Death
Scheduling of other trials
Local rules and judges preference
I DSL
Describe trial preparation steps
Prepare outline
Prepare Trial Notebook
Documents/Witnesses/Exhibits
Prepare and notify Witnesses
Put everything in order of trial introduction
What is a trial brief?
Argues why you should win
A written explanation of facts, laws, arguments to convince the judge to rule in your favor
List the format of a brief
Cover Page
Table of Contents
Facts
Questions presented
Arguments (law applied)
Conclusion
Subpoenas should be served only on the most important witnesses
FALSE
Subpoenas are filed with the clerk of the court after they are served
TRUE
Some state courts allow the attorney, rather than the clerk of court to issue subpoenas
TRUE
List aids in Document Retrieval
Review Discovery
Indices of Sub-file
Computer search for key terms
RIC
What do trial notebooks contain.
Copies of pleadings
Witnesses
Questions to ask witnesses
Documentary evidence
Research memos
What are other names for court calendars?
Dockets
Trial Lists
Name factors that influence how much jury investigation the attorney paralegal team is able to conduct
Client budget
Juror list release
Juror questionnaires availability
What is another name for trial brief
Trial Memorandum
Trial Briefs follow a rigid format that cannot be altered even by local court rules
FALSE
One goal of a case review is to detect any weakneses in proof
TRUE
A paralegal task related to Trial Brief may be to check case citations
TRUE
A consideration in preparing for trial is how to authenticate documents to be introduced
TRUE