Your supervisor has asked you to lead a team of paralegals in your office in a project to prepare a public service PowerPoint presentation to the community about how a case moves through your state’s criminal court system. This presentation will explain the steps in how a case moves through the courts and who is involved in the courtroom work group.
The presentation should be 4–5 slides in length (not including the introductory slide and reference slide) and should include the following:
- List the stages of the criminal process from the pre-trial stage through the end of the trial and what occurs at each stage.
- Who are the members of the courtroom work group, and what are their roles in the courtroom?
- How would a criminal case be appealed to a higher court in your jurisdiction?