In the Courts

What Happens at the Trial

Trials that happen on television shows are usually more exciting than trials in real life, but they give you a pretty good idea of what happens in a trial. But television is about entertainment, so you don’t get the nuts and bolts of everyone’s role in the courtroom. What is the judge really doing up there?

Follow the link to the next video segment and find out what the judge and jury are really doing during a trial.


Response Question: 
  1. What is a jury?
  2. Explain the judge’s role during a jury trial.
  3. Why do lawyers say “objection” during a trial?
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