A courtroom is a surrounded room which is open to the public where a judge holds the court to provide a verdict on the accused, if, a law is broken. The various people who work in a court are the Magistrate or Judge, Federal Prosecutor, Defense Counselor, Courtroom Deputy, Courtroom Reporter, Barrister, Solicitor, Registrar, the Witnesses, the Tip staff and so forth. Every person working in the courtroom has a vital role to perform. The paper explains how the various people in the courtroom work independently and their dependencies on the other people to perform the tasks and daily chores of the courtroom. It is very important to understand each other mutually and work interdependently, however when different people work together in the courtroom or as an individual contributor, it has its own benefits and disadvantages.
Keywords: judge, trail, law, edition, accused, courtroom
Courtroom Standards Analysis
The Judge is the high command in the courtroom in charge of everything that happens to a case filed by the parties, maneuvers (Adler, Stephen.J. 1994), provides impartial and unbiased decisions in the quest of justice, and follows the United States Constitution laws, or the laws of the State Constitution. The basic duty of the Judge is to listen to the Accused, the Prosecutor, the Defense Counselor, the Witnesses, and look into the evidences, and provide a verdict. The Prosecutor appears in the court to present the case against and prosecute the accused if there is any criminal offense committed. The Defense Counselor can be an individual who practices privately or work for the state as Public Defender, and takes up the responsibility to defend the accused in the case. Witnesses and Evidences play an important role in the courtroom that can be produced by the prosecutor or the defense counselor. The Courtroom deputy is assigned to the Judge who takes oath from the witnesses, and helps the judge to execute the trial efficiently. All the conversation on the case and details of the evidence is officially recorded word to word on a stenographic machine by the Courtroom Reporter. Any public like the family, friends who are interested to be acquainted with the proceedings of the case are allowed to sit in the courtroom.
The Prosecutor and the Defense Counselor are always against, or for the case and there can be a lot of misconstructions in the case that usually leads the trail to run for a long time till an impartial judgment is provided by the Judge. The pitfalls of such trials usually conclude with lot of money being spent by the accused, the time lost in waiting for the judgment.
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Woodward, Bob., Armstrong, Scott (July 2005). The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court, Publisher: Simon & Schuster