Virtual Asia Regional CLE Mock Pre-Trial Hearing National Workshop

As a means to support and strengthen the value of the rule of law, fair trial and access to justice in the region, BABSEACLE, along with many of its justice sector partners, will be organizing the “2021 Virtual Asia Regional CLE Mock Pre-Trial Hearing Workshops and Event“. This virtual legal training will provide a platform for potential legal practitioners from many countries throughout Asia, in order to improve their legal skills, the substantive legal knowledge, and strengthen their appreciation of fair trial, access to justice and Rule of Law principles.

The training included 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 was covered. The role of judges was analyzed. Other sessions also focused on improving participants’ presenting skills (including opening and closing statements).

Student selection criteria for the virtual national workshop:

  • Be actively involved and committed to their university clinical legal education (CLE) programs or to programs at their university supporting pro bono and/or access to justice;
  • Have a solid knowledge of the English language (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading), because the training will be conducted in English;
  • Have access to a computer or laptop, with a strong internet connection, because the training will be conducted virtually via Zoom app;
  • Be currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Law program.

Workshop Platform
This is a virtual workshop via Zoom app.

National CLE Mock Pre-Trial Hearing Workshop Schedules



Zoom Link

Regional Workshop Schedule


Day 1 – All times are in ICT

9.00am – 9.15am

Meet & Greet

9.15am – 10.15am

What is Pre-Trial Hearing

10.15am – 10.30am


10.30am – 12.00pm

Case Planning and Case Theory

12.00pm – 1.00pm


1.00pm – 3.00pm

Opening Statements

3:00pm – 3.15pm


3.15pm – 4.45pm

Evidentiary Issues

4.45pm – 5.00pm

Reflection and wrap up

Day 2 – All times are in ICT

9.00am – 12.00pm

Witness examination techniques

12.00pm – 1.00pm


1.00pm – 2.30pm

Closing Arguments

2.30pm – 2.45pm


2.45pm – 3.30pm

Witness Preparation

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Steps of CLE Mock Pre-Trial Hearing

4.30pm – 5.00pm

Logistics for Asia Regional CLE Mock Pre-Trial Hearing and Closing