2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

LAW 291 - Trial Advocacy

Description: Fundamental skills in representing clients in court, both civil and criminal, such as direct and cross examination, introduction of exhibits, impeachment of witnesses, opening statements, and closing arguments. Experiential learning with simulated mock trials will be utilized.  

Prerequisites: Completion of the Paralegal Degree at Yavapai College, or from an equivalent, accredited institution; or, for those who hold a bachelor's degree, completion of the Paralegal Certificate at Yavapai College, or an equivalent, accredited institution.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Representing clients in criminal court
  2. Representing clients in civil court
  3. Direct and cross examination of witnesses
  4. Introduction of exhibits in both civil and criminal cases
  5. Impeachment of witnesses
  6. Opening statements
  7. Closing arguments

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply fundamental skills required to represent clients in criminal court. (1)
  2. Apply fundamental skills required to represent clients in civil court. (2)
  3. Perform direct and cross examination of witnesses. (3)
  4. Introduce exhibits in both civil and criminal cases. (4)
  5. Apply techniques of impeachment of witnesses. (5)
  6. Perform an Opening statement. (6)
  7. Perform a Closing argument. (7)