Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshops and Event

As a means to support and strengthen the value of the rule of law, fair trial and access to justice in the region, the Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshops and Event is held each year for law students in the Asia region. BABSEACLE, along with its partners, has been organizing a number of virtual National CLE Mock Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshops in many countries, such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshops and Event is a practical learning experience in which participants simulate a case involving an exclusionary hearing to exclude evidence in an upcoming trial. The case takes place in a hypothetical jurisdiction. It is not focused on the law of a particular country.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice legal, analytical, and advocacy skills in a simulated courtroom, while also experiencing courtroom procedure first-hand process and gaining an appreciation, fair trial, rule of law and legal ethics’ importance in the practice of law. The focus of the Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Event is the development of these outcomes. As such, the Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Event structure used for the event does not strictly adhere to any particular legal jurisdiction but has been modelled with the aim of facilitating the development of CLE outcomes in a practical setting.

Schedules

18 – 19 February 

25 – 26 February 

11 – 12 March 

25 – 26 March 

1 April

National Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshops

National Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshops

Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshop

Main Event

Main Event (Final Round)

Event Structure

The 3 training structure phases of the 2023 Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshops and Event, are:

Phase I – 2023 Combined National Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshops

18 – 19 February  &  25 – 26 February 2023

Prior to the Regional Training Workshop, and Regional Event, in order to ensure the students participating are well prepared, we will be holding a number of national workshops.

2023 Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Goals The focus of the Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing is to:

• Develop an understanding of the importance of fair trial and the rule of law;
• Provide a comprehensive experiential learning process that will enable participants to develop vital practical lawyering skills;
• Develop legal, analytical, and advocacy skills;
• Understand the challenges of legal ethics and access to justice;

In 2023, and in going forward, due to the increase in countries engaged in this initiative, and our desire to ensure even greater cross-border collaborations, the workshops will be Combined National Workshops, which means each of them will include students from at least 2 or more countries.

These Combined National Workshops will be held on 18-19 February and 25-26 February. This means that during these two weekends, there will be simultaneous workshops occurring, involving student participants from different countries, and with different trainers for the simultaneous workshops.

Students from the Combined National Workshops, who have an outstanding performance, will proceed to Phase II.

Phase II – 2023 Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshop

11 – 12 March 2023

Outstanding participants from all the Combined National Workshops will proceed to the Asia Regional Workshop, which focuses on sharpening their previous skills which were strengthened during the Combined National Workshops.

Approximately 52 participants, based on their performance, will proceed to Phase III (Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Event/Phase III/Final Phase).

Phase III (Final Phase) – 2023 Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Event

25 – 26 March & 1 April 2023

Participants selected for this Event will apply their acquired experiences from the previous Combined National Workshops and Regional Workshop, in this simulated court setting. This will occur through a series of Event rounds