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  1. POWERpoint CAT Training * March 18, 2014

  2. 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?

  3. 1. Whyshould I use powerpoint?

  4. Because a good powerpoint can: Allow you highlight key text & questions

  5. 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.”

  6. In a bench trial, you are most likely to argue…. • Unfair prejudice • Confusion of issues • Misleading fact finder • Waste of time

  7. 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.

  8. Because a good powerpoint can: 2. Keep you organized & efficient

  9. Groups

  10. Martinez-Mendoza v. Champion Int'l Corp., 340 F.3d 1200, 1208-09 (11th Cir. 2003). Case name Volume, reporter, page number

  11. 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)

  12. Next Class: Thursday Reading assignment on syllabus Interview memos by email Sign up for laptop Extra credit Bring signed course doc

  13. 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

  14. Because a good powerpoint can: 3. Help students understand context of material & relationships between concepts

  15. Four Exceptions to Prohibition on Using Evidence to Prove Propensity • Impeachment • Mercy Rule (& gov Right of Response) • Sexual Offenses • Rape Shield

  16. “Knowledge” of Attendant Circumstances Mensrea

  17. Because a good powerpoint can: 4. Employ visuals to help students understand complicated concepts

  18. TRIAL PRETRIAL POST-TRIAL RULES OF EVIDENCE APPLY

  19. What the jury hears about Facts of the case Facts of the World What happened

  20. Facts of the case Facts of the World Rules of Evidence

  21. PK Whether D’s gave warning Whether D’s gave warning Whether warning was accurate

  22. One level of hearsay Another level of hearsay

  23. Multiple ways to impeach

  24. Intent • How can the prosecutor prove a person’s intent, i.e., what was in the person’s mind?

  25. Because a good powerpoint can: 5. Add entertainment & energy & connections to real life

  26. DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE in the case against Rosa Parks: • Diagram of the bus, showing where she sat

  27. EXAM TIPS

  28. “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.

  29. 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

  30. 2. What should I not do?

  31. Put too much text on a slide

  32. Read the powerpoint

  33. Make a slide too busy

  34. Use the same ‘ole clipart

  35. Be too literal

  36. 3. What are four techniques I can learn and apply right away?

  37. 1. Select a design

  38. Selecting a design • Open new presentation • Click on “design” on menu at top • Click on selection • Add new slide • Select layout

  39. 1. Add an image to a slide

  40. 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