Updated on January 9th, 2023
This event will consist of two parts. During Part One competitors will be provided with a criminal case file to review and prepare an opening statement. Competitors will have thirty (30) minutes to prepare their statement. Competitors may choose to present the case as the Prosecuting Attorney or the Defense Attorney. There will be no points assessed in Part One. During Part Two competitors will have five (5) minutes to present the Opening Statement to a panel of judges in a simulated courtroom. To encourage criminal justice students to improve their ability to properly present an opening statement for a criminal case in a court of law.
Competitors shall be dressed in Business Professional attire as defined in the TPSA Dress Code Policy.
Competitors are required to provide the following materials for the duration of the competitive event. No additional materials may be used that are not in the material list.
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