Bar Mock Trial Vocabulary

ADMINISTRATIVE LAWS
Laws which set out what public bodies can do and what their responsibilities are.
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AFFIRMATION
A testimony instructed by the usher to be spoken by a witness before they given evidence.
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CASE LAW
Laws decided by a decision of judges in the courtroom. It forms a ‘precedent’ which similar cases must follow.
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CIVIL LAWS
Laws which govern the private relationships between people. If they are broken, a remedy usually in the form of financial compensation is sought.
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CLERK
A court official who performs an essential role in seeing that everything runs smoothly. They read out the charge of the defendant and any statements directed by the judge.
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CLOSING SPEECH
The prosecution and defence summarise the evidence they have presented and comment on the weaknesses in the other side’s case. This is their last opportunity to persuade the jury of their case.
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CPS
Crown Prosecution Service is a public body of the State who prosecutes against people who are accused of a crime if there is enough evidence.
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CRIMINAL LAWS
Laws which protect people and say how we must (or must not) behave. If they are broken, that person can be prosecuted, tried in court and punished by the State.
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A testimony instructed by the usher to be spoken by a witness before they given evidence.

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AFFIRMATION

Card 3

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Laws decided by a decision of judges in the courtroom. It forms a ‘precedent’ which similar cases must follow.

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Card 4

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Laws which govern the private relationships between people. If they are broken, a remedy usually in the form of financial compensation is sought.

Back

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Card 5

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A court official who performs an essential role in seeing that everything runs smoothly. They read out the charge of the defendant and any statements directed by the judge.

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