When practicing, be sure your case conforms to these time restrictions or penalties may ensue.
PLAINTIFF = P DEFENDANT = D
Pre-Trial Motions (when specifically allowed) (2 minutes) _____
P Opening Statement (3 minutes) _____
D Opening Statement (3 minutes) _____
P Direct Examination of both witnesses (including optional redirect) – 15 mins _____
D Cross Examination of both witnesses (including optional recross) - 11 mins _____
D Case in Chief
D Direct Examination of both witnesses (including optional redirect) - 15 mins _____
P Cross Examination of both witness (including optional recross) - 11 mins _____
P Closing Arguments (5 minutes) _____
D Closing Arguments (4 minutes) _____
Prosecution/Plaintiff gives opening statement first. Prosecution/Plaintiff gives closing argument first; the Prosecution/Plaintiff may reserve a portion of its closing for a rebuttal. The Prosecution/Plaintiff’s rebuttal is limited to the scope of the Defense’s closing argument. Attorneys are not required to use the entire time allotted to each part of the trial. Time remaining in one part of the trial may not be transferred to another part of the trial. Round off times to the nearest one half minute:
4 minutes, 15 seconds = 4 1/2 minutes
2 minutes, 45 seconds = 3 minutes
TIMERS - TEAM ALTERNATES MAY SERVE AS TIMER FOR THE TRIAL.