Criminal Trial Books (1:App D)

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TRIAL BINDER

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1. Information
Charging documents
2. Report to Crown Counsel
Particulars, Report to Crown Counsel Summary/Synopsis
3. Police Witness Statements
(Separate each witness with a coloured sheet and/or post it note)

Include Police Statements & Police notes together

4. Civilian Witness Statements
(Separate each witness with a coloured sheet and/or post it note)

Include all statements, notes, 911 recordings etc. for each witness together

5. Submissions/Closing Arguments
6. Case Law
(3 copies of each case)

1 for you, Crown & Judge

7. Sentencing Submission
Always be prepared to speak to sentence in case the accused is found guilty
  • Use background interview sheet for client information
  • Instructions in the fishroom (criminal corner box)
8. Draft Cross Examination notes of each Crown witness
Draft Direct Examination notes of each Defence witness
(Separate each witness with a coloured sheet and/or post it note)
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