Table of Contents

General

  • The Judge's Commission PDF
  • Contempt PDF
  • Inherent Authority PDF
  • Closing Proceedings PDF
  • Gatekeeper Orders PDF
  • Access to Court Records  PDF
  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions  PDF l Word
  • Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law PDF
  • Judicial Immunity PDF
  • Recusal PDF
  • One Trial Judge Overruling Another PDF
  • Out-of-Term, Out-of-Session, Out-of-County PDF
  • Functus Officio PDF
  • Completing Another Judge's Work PDF

Criminal

  • Trying a Non-Capital Criminal Case--An Outline for the Superior Court Judge PDF
  • Sealing Warrants PDF
  • Grand Jury
    • Grand Jury Proceedings PDF
    • Grand Jury: The Foreperson PDF l Word
  • Criminal Jurisdiction of Superior Court PDF
  • Indictments PDF
  • Arraignment in Superior Court PDF
  • Pretrial Release PDF
  • Counsel Issues PDF l Waiver Form 
  • Capacity to Proceed PDF
  • Discovery PDF
  • Def’s Right to 3rd Party Confidential Records PDF
  • Speedy Trial PDF
  • Joinder and Severance PDF
  • Securing Attendance of Witnesses PDF
  • Pleas and Plea Negotiations PDF
  • Double Jeopardy PDF
  • Motions to Suppress
    • Motion to Suppress Procedure PDF
    • Interrogations PDF
    • Warrantless Stops PDF
    • Traffic Stops PDF
  • Jury Issues
    • Jury Selection PDF
    • Note Taking by the Jury PDF
    • Jury View PDF 
    • Jury Review of Evidence PDF
    • Jury Misconduct PDF
  • Trial in the Defendant's Absence PDF
  • Restraining the Defendant during Trial PDF
  • Absolute Impasse PDF
  • Sequestration of Witnesses PDF
  • Voir Dire 
    • Voir Dire on Pretrial and In-Court Identification PDF
    • Voir Dire on Intoximeter PDF
    • Voir Dire on Evidence of Tracking by Bloodhounds and Other Dog Breeds PDF
    • Voir Dire on Drug Detection Dogs PDF
    • Voir Dire on a Dying Declaration PDF
    • Voir Dire on Incriminating Statements PDF
  • Motions to Dismiss
    • Motions to Dismiss for Insufficiency of the Evidence PDF
    • Corpus Delicti PDF
  • 5th Amend. Privilege & Immunity PDF
  • Extending the Session PDF l Word
  • Opening and Closing Statements 
    • Content of Opening and Closing Statements PDF
    • Order of and Limits on Closing Argument PDF
  • Jury Deadlock PDF
  • Jury Verdict PDF
  • Sentencing
    • Crime Victims' Rights Act: Covered Crimes PDF
    • Sentencing Charts
      • Minimum/Maximum Charts for Felonies Committed on or after 10/1/2013 PDF
      • Minimum/Maximum Charts for Felonies Committed on or after 12/1/2011 PDF
      • Maximum Chart for Class B1-E Sex Offenses Committed on or after 12/1/2011 PDF
      • Minimum/Maximum Charts for Felonies Committed 12/1/09 to 11/30/2011 PDF
      • Minimum/Maximum Charts for Felonies Committed 12/1/95 to 11/30/09 PDF
      • Minimum/Maximum Charts for Felonies Committed 12/1/94 to 11/30/95 PDF
      • Punishment Chart for Misdemeanors Committed on or after 12/1/1995 PDF
    • Drug Trafficking Sentencing PDF
    • Prayer for Judgment Continued PDF
    • Limitations on More Severe Sentence PDF
  • Sex Offenders
    • Sex Offender Registration & Satellite-Based Monitoring PDF
    • Petitions to Terminate Sex Offender Registration PDF
  • Attorney Fees
    • Attorney Fee Calculator PDF
    • Average Attorney Hours Per Type of Case PDF
  • Probation Violations
    • Summary of Probation Response Options PDF
  • Remand to District Court PDF l Word
  • Habeas Corpus PDF l Word
  • Correcting Errors Sua Sponte PDF
  • Motions for Appropriate Relief PDF
  • Post-Conviction DNA Testing PDF
  • Defendants' Objection to Early Disposal of Biological Evidence PDF
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel PDF

Civil

  • Service of Summons Deadlines PDF
  • Default Judgment (Rule of Civil Procedure 55) PDF
  • Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions PDF
  • Rule 9(j) of the Rules of Civil Procedure: Special Pleading in Medical Malpractice Claims PDF
  • Time Limits on Rule 12(b) Motions PDF
  • Voluntary Dismissals (Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)) PDF
  • Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute PDF
  • Civil Discovery Sanctions PDF
  • Standard Remarks to Jurors
    • Introduction PDF l Word
    • Prospective Jurors PDF l Word
    • Before Selection in Case PDF l Word
    • After Impaneled PDF l Word
    • Routine Limiting Instructions in Civil Cases PDF l Word
    • Before Charge Conference PDF l Word
    • Before Final Arguments   PDF l Word
  • Jury Review of Evidence in Civil Deliberations PDF
  • Findings of Fact and Conclusions in Civil Orders PDF
  • Closing Arguments in Civil Trials PDF
  • Taking a Civil Verdict PDF
  • Immunity of the State and Local Governments PDF
  • Will Caveats PDF
  • Attorney Fees in Small-Verdict Cases PDF
  • Attorney Fees in Non-Justiciable Cases PDF
  • Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6) PDF

Evidence

  • Judicial Notice PDF
  • Relevancy PDF
  • Rule 403 PDF
  • Rule 404(b): Evidence of Other Crimes, Wrongs, or Acts PDF
  • Character Evidence
    • Character Evidence Cheat Sheet PDF
    • Character Evidence Outline PDF
  • Habit Evidence PDF
  • Impeachment PDF
  • Rule 609: Impeachment by Evidence of Conviction of a Crime PDF
  • Privileged Communications PDF
  • Pleas and Plea Discussions PDF
  • Refreshed Recollection PDF
  • Sexual Assault Cases: The Rape Shield Law and Evidence of Prior Sexual Misconduct by the Defendant PDF
  • Criminal Cases Involving Child Victims and Child Witnesses PDF
  • Hearsay Rules PDF
  • Confrontation Clause
    • Guide to Crawford & the Confrontation Clause PDF
    • The Bruton Rule: Joint Trials & Codefendants' Confessions  PDF
  • Routine Limiting Instructions in Criminal Cases PDF

 

 

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