Asia CLE Mock Trial Event

Dec 6 & 7, 2018 | Chiang Mai, TH
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CLE Mock Trial Event

The Regional CLE Mock Trial Event held on 6-7 December 2018 is one of the events occurred during the Access to Justice Week (6-9 December 2018). The event will be held at the Amora Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The event will begin with the Regional CLE Mock Trial Training on the 6th of December. The training will include several sessions with a strong focus on the Regional CLE Mock Trial event’s rules and procedures. Moreover, the different stages of the trial (case planning and case theory, witness preparation and testifying witness examination techniques) were explained. The importance of evidence, impartiality and transparency will also be covered. The role of judges was analysed. Other sessions also focused on improving participants’ presenting skills (including opening and closing statements). The training aims to show the students how the CLE Mock Trial is organized, to review its general principles and to deepen their knowledge, skills and value in order to achieve a successful and fair trial. The students will learn how to apply and use the facts to the law, how to present a case and the characteristics of an ethical advocate. The training also aims to help students to develop their legal, analytical and advocacy skills, increasing familiarity with the court process and enhancing their appreciation and understanding of legal ethics.

The CLE Mock Trial is a practical learning experience in which students simulate a local court trial of a minor civil dispute or criminal offence. CLE Mock Trial allows students to develop legal, analytical and advocacy skills, thereby increasing familiarity with court process and enhancing participants’ appreciation and understanding of legal ethics. The focus of the Regional CLE Mock Trial Event is the development of these clinical legal education (CLE) outcomes. As such, the structure used for this Regional CLE Mock Trial Event will not strictly adhere to local procedure, but has been modelled to facilitate the development of CLE outcomes in a practical setting.

The event will involve Bachelor of Law student participants from the region including Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is being organized as a means to further strengthen each of these university law department’s CLE programmes and their approaches to teaching.

This Regional CLE Mock Trial Event is part of a nationwide clinical legal education, Rule of Law/ Access to Justice, programme that BABSEACLE, Herbert Smith Freehills and DLA Piper/New Perimeter are assisting in implementing.

Hands-On CLE Mock Trial Skills Workshops

08:30 AM

Registration

Registration opens with opportunities to meet up with like-minded persons engaged in supporting the legal and access to justice sector.

09:00 AM

Welcome

With BABSEACLE team

Plenary session to welcome address and activities with the BABSEACLE to break the ice and connect everyone together.

09:30 AM

CLE Mock Trial Skills Training

With Pro Bono Lawyers & Teachers

The training will include several sessions with a strong focus on the Regional CLE Mock Trial event’s rules and procedures. Moreover, the different stages of the trial (case planning and case theory, witness preparation and testifying witness examination techniques) were explained. The importance of evidence, impartiality and transparency will also be covered. The role of judges was analyzed. Other sessions also focused on improving participants’ presenting skills (including opening and closing statements).

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

Lunch Provided

Lunch is provided at the venue and participants are encouraged to sit with people from other countries and organizations to share a little about themselves and their work.

01:00 PM

CLE Mock Trial Skills Training Continued

With Pro Bono Lawyers & Teachers

The training will include several sessions with a strong focus on the Regional CLE Mock Trial event’s rules and procedures. Moreover, the different stages of the trial (case planning and case theory, witness preparation and testifying witness examination techniques) were explained. The importance of evidence, impartiality and transparency will also be covered. The role of judges was analyzed. Other sessions also focused on improving participants’ presenting skills (including opening and closing statements).

CLE Mock Trial Event
7 December 2018

07:45 AM

Registration

Registration opens with opportunities to re-connect or meet up with like-minded persons engaged in supporting the legal and access to justice sector.

08:00 AM

CLE Mock Trial Event Round 1

With Pro Bono Lawyers & Teachers

Advancing participants will be assigned to new teams with new roles and will work with their new team to prepare their case.

10:00 AM

Preparation Time for Round 2

With Pro Bono Lawyers & Teachers

Advancing participants will be assigned a new team and new role for the Semi-finals. Each team will have 1 hour to prepare their case for the next trial.

11:00AM

CLE Mock Trial Event Semi-Final

With Pro Bono Lawyers & Teachers

CLE Mock Trial Round 2. The CLE Mock Trial is a practical learning experience in which students simulate a local court trial of a minor civil dispute or criminal offence. CLE Mock Trial allows students to develop legal, analytical and advocacy skills, thereby increasing familiarity with court process and enhancing participants’ appreciation and understanding of legal ethics. The focus of the Regional CLE Mock Trial Event is the development of these clinical legal education (CLE) outcomes. As such, the structure used for this Regional CLE Mock Trial Event will not strictly adhere to local procedure, but has been modelled to facilitate the development of CLE outcomes in a practical setting.

1:00 PM

Lunch Break

Lunch Provided

Lunch is provided at the venue and participants are encouraged to sit with people from other countries and organizations to share a little about themselves and their work.

01:30 PM

Preparation Time for Final Event

With Pro Bono Lawyers & Teachers

Advancing participants will be assigned a new team and new role for the Finals. Each team will have 90 minutes to prepare their case for the final trial.

03:00 PM

Mock Trial Event FINAL

With Pro Bono Lawyers & Teachers

The CLE Mock Trial Final Round. CLE Mock Trial is a practical learning experience in which students simulate a local court trial of a minor civil dispute or criminal offence. CLE Mock Trial allows students to develop legal, analytical and advocacy skills, thereby increasing familiarity with court process and enhancing participants’ appreciation and understanding of legal ethics. The focus of the Regional CLE Mock Trial Event is the development of these clinical legal education (CLE) outcomes. As such, the structure used for this Regional CLE Mock Trial Event will not strictly adhere to local procedure, but has been modelled to facilitate the development of CLE outcomes in a practical setting.

Our Partners

Thanks to our partners for their continued support of this event

Session Venue

Amora Tapae Hotel
Chiang Mai, TH, 50200