POWERpoint CAT Training * March 18, 2014
You Have Questions. We Have Answers. • Why should I use powerpoint? • What should I not do? • What are four techniques I can learn and apply right away?
Because a good powerpoint can: Allow you highlight key text & questions
Model Penal Code Sec. 2.02(7) “When knowledge of the existence of a particular fact is an element of an offense, such knowledge is established if a person is aware of a high probability of its existence, unless he actually believes that it does not exist.”
In a bench trial, you are most likely to argue…. • Unfair prejudice • Confusion of issues • Misleading fact finder • Waste of time
WHAT ARE YOU LEAST WILLING TO DO? • Fail to include binding case in brief to court when that case undermines your argument. • Vigorously argue your client’s innocence when you know your client is guilty of murder. • Take on an immigration case when you have not studied immigration law if your boss assigns you the case and insists “you’ll be fine.” • Cut your research short on a brief for your client so you can spend the weekend with your family celebrating your mother’s birthday.
Because a good powerpoint can: 2. Keep you organized & efficient
Martinez-Mendoza v. Champion Int'l Corp., 340 F.3d 1200, 1208-09 (11th Cir. 2003). Case name Volume, reporter, page number
3 issues in the mix for LAY w: • Does the W have personal knowledge about the subject of the testimony? (602) • If the W is offering an opinion, is it rationally based on perceptions and helpful to the jury? (701) • Is the opinion the W is offering ACTUALLY something that has to be the subject of expert testimony? (701)
Next Class: Thursday Reading assignment on syllabus Interview memos by email Sign up for laptop Extra credit Bring signed course doc
RECAP • Key concerns that motivate rules of evidence • Your opinions and perspective are relevant • Clarified common terms (Real vs. Demonstrative; Direct vs. Circumstantial) • Clarified that those terms aren’t substantively important • Introduced core concepts • Introduced/reviewed structure of trial
Because a good powerpoint can: 3. Help students understand context of material & relationships between concepts
Four Exceptions to Prohibition on Using Evidence to Prove Propensity • Impeachment • Mercy Rule (& gov Right of Response) • Sexual Offenses • Rape Shield
Because a good powerpoint can: 4. Employ visuals to help students understand complicated concepts
TRIAL PRETRIAL POST-TRIAL RULES OF EVIDENCE APPLY
What the jury hears about Facts of the case Facts of the World What happened
Facts of the case Facts of the World Rules of Evidence
PK Whether D’s gave warning Whether D’s gave warning Whether warning was accurate
One level of hearsay Another level of hearsay
Intent • How can the prosecutor prove a person’s intent, i.e., what was in the person’s mind?
Because a good powerpoint can: 5. Add entertainment & energy & connections to real life
DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE in the case against Rosa Parks: • Diagram of the bus, showing where she sat
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Whyshould I use powerpoint? Because a good powerpoint can: • Allow you highlight key text & questions • Keep you organized & efficient • Help students understand context & relationships • Employ visuals to help students understand complicated concepts • Add entertainment & energy & connections to real life
3. What are four techniques I can learn and apply right away?
Selecting a design • Open new presentation • Click on “design” on menu at top • Click on selection • Add new slide • Select layout
2. Adding an image Option 1: • Click on “insert” on menu at top • Click on “clip art” • Search for picture • Or select photo on your computer Option 2: • Go to google images • Search for a concept • Right-click on image and select “copy image” • Right-click on powerpoint slide and select picture from paste options