BLE-214 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Ath, Mock Trial, Quasi

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Doroteya Yoshovska
BLE214
2/6/17
Chapter 3 Study Guide
Key Questions:
- What are the different types of jurisdiction a court must have before it can render a binding
decision in a case?
o Trial courts
o Appellate courts
- What is venue?
o A matter of geographic loatio deteied y eah state’s statutoy
- How is our dual court system structured?
o Federal system and state system
- What are the threshold requirements that must be met before a court will hear a case?
o Standing
o Case or controversy
o Repines
- What are the steps in civil litigation?
o The pretrial stage
Informal negotiations
Pleadings
Service of process
Defedat’s espose
Pretrial motions
Discovery
Pretrial conference
o The trial
Jury selection
Opening statements
The examination of witnesses and presentation of evidence
Closing arguments
Jury instructions
Post trial motions
Key Terms
- Answer: a defedat’s fist pleadig i a ase, hih addesses the dispute o the eits ad
presents any defenses and counterclaims
- Appellate courts: (courts appellate jurisdiction) have the power to review previous judicial
decisions to determine whether trial courts erred in their decisions
- Brief: a written argument
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