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First off How to behave in a court room The
first most important thing you need to know is you never do anything to make the opposing council look bad(insulting them)
unless it is slamming them into the ground via opening/closing/cross examintation/direct examinations, wich we'll learn more
about later. Also as I said before Never argue with the judge. This is very important seeing as the judge is
making every decission in a civil case, and the majority of the desissions in a criminal case so its very important not to
argue or insult the judge. Think of him as a type of "god" that will strike you down if you defy/addmonish him/her. Even though
we all know that would be pretty cool, and it would be fun to send some innocent guy off to jail because the judge was being
an @$$ so you just had to get back at him, you won't make any money. And money buys food, and normaly we need food to live.
Anyway always do as the judg says, that way the judge thinks he can control you(wich he should be able to do) there
for might like you more. The more the judge likes you the more dominance you have over a party that isnt as good on the judge.
Also important, a poker face, always be annonoumous. Never let them know what your thinking. And pay attention to what
the other team does, if they are "behaving poorly" then feel free to take it a little light before you slam them. Be
sure to make sure to be smooth! That has really got me before and wich was pretty bad seeing as how we still "won"
the case. Just because our had better evidence doesnt mean we actually "won" remember this, in a civil case the prosecution,
in court refered to as the plantiff and always as the plaintiff, must prove by a proponderance of evidence, more then
50% evedence for them, that the defense, refered to as the defence, has failed to fullfil a duty. So pretty much a civil
case is a party suing another party. Not the government trying to put someone in jail as in a criminal case.
so now I leave you intill part 3 comes your way! See Ya!
Look forward to the next part being on a different page!
No I not have multiple personalities, at least i mean i dont think i do, even though i dont remember writting any of the above