Criminal Case Procedure
You work in your state as a paralegal for the law firm Sam & Sam Associates at Law, which handles criminal law cases. The firm has recently hired an attorney who has just passed the bar. The senior attorney asks you to prepare a 500 to 800 word memo directed to the new attorney, Paul Smith that outlines the procedures for a felony criminal case in the trial court in your community/state. Use and cite the Rules of Criminal Procedure for your state.
The memo must explain the following steps:
- Entering an appearance
- Obtaining discovery
- Closing the file
On a separate page, cite all sources using the Bluebook format.