Teacups, water bottles, reference document needed for the trial were all scattered on the desk in the middle of the courtroom with attorneys on both sides sharing the same L-shaped desk. The second court proceeding was a twenty-one year old male charged with high aggravated assault and battery. It deals with offences with are regarded as less serious offences. In my opinion, security measures were very good at this location and I felt very safe. A recess was taking place when I walked in. X, had been placed on constant observations the previous evening, due to his mental state being in a poor condition the clinical team felt this was in the best interests of Mr. My first impression of the court was how big it was.
Your written narrative is due by the beginning of class on Thursday, April 15, 2004. Brandeis created a set of rules known as the Ashwander rules in his concurring opinion of Ashwander v Texas Valley Authority 1936. The best days to observe a Master hearing are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. I wanted to make sure that it was someone that to me was special. It replaced the courts of quarter sessions and assizes in accordance with the Courts Act 1971, and forms part of the Supreme Court. What I might have done differently in a field observation is perhaps trying to blend in more and not interrupting the situation I am observing.
Classes do not meet every week so I recommend that you call at least 2 weeks in advance to hear about the schedule of classes and to reserve your place as a guest. This new evidence is that they received information on threats Mr. Judge Kevin Wallace sat in a large podium at the front of the room, while the court reporter was stationed perpendicular in front of him. What I could have done differently is picking and choosing what is significant or not to write down on field note. Novell was being subpena and explained that he could file some type of motion. It is important that a precedent is strong. Usher — is the only person in the court to walk around while the court is in session.
The judge stated to the defendant that he could charge him with three years and up to a five-thousand dollar fine for this action. The defense believed that was reason enough to not have it allowed. Composition of the jury were as follows: 9 females and 2 male jurors. When the two attorneys and the judge came back, the prosecutor offered to lower the charge to tampering with an automobile and payment of restitution. For the most part, the only indictable offence observed appropriated a highly apprehensive atmosphere due to the seriousness of the allegations made as well as the existence of legal representation, which formalised proceedings to a great extent. Each holding a pen and a notebook, taking down notes to aid them made their decision.
From the beginning of this experiment, there was a total of twenty-two boys and thirty girls, age ranging from six to eleven. On Friday, April, 4, 2014, I observed the Vanderburgh County Superior Court to observe different family law cases. The parties are given a chance to represent themselves or to choose to have a legal representative, which is mostly preferred by many. The first tier centres deal with the more serious Crown Court work and High Court civil business. The case that was being handled at the time was a minor case which could not have made it to the news headlines.
Her full bio and clips can be seen at www. The court is also the place where a just, fair and unbiased trial can be heard so that it would not cause any disadvantage to either of the party involved in the dispute. Finally I looked into one of the last courtrooms and saw someone I recognized, not a student, but the judge. Third tier centres are not normally visited by a High Court judge. The court process was much different than I thought it was going to be.
At the video link court the representative of the prosecution was on the left and the defence was on the right side. Write the Observation Give a good sense of how crowded and cramped or empty and quiet the room felt as you sat through the proceedings. Options for Court Observation: Baltimore City 1. The Circuit Court judges rotate through the Family Division assignment. At his first trial, Williams applied to question potential jurors for racial bias under s. This theory explains how people interact with the environment.
I do not know how jury selection really works before this so I assumed that it would have been a more mixed crowd of people. The judge asked the defendant if he was satisfied with the lawyers work and if he wanted a jury present. The students entered the classroom between 9:30 am and 9:45 am. With only one per cent of defendants now tried by jury , I felt privileged to have been able to view such proceedings first hand. The defendant explained that he has graduated high school and was single with no children.
She asked me which child I would be observing and what room she then escorted me to the room. I was greeted by and unfamiliar face that introduced themselves as the manager, then Introduced myself and what I was here to do and whose room I would be in. The judge sat in the center and in the presence of everyone at the front. I did my observations there. He has strait short black hair with dark brown eyes and thin black eye brows. This paper will reflect my observations of the class flow and some of my personal opinions. It is less formal in general.