Court Procedures

Court Procedures

List of procedures you will need to follow to set up and present your case to a Natural Common Law Court UK.

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THE JURY RETIRES TO DELIBERATE The Court is held in recess while the twelve citizen jury members retire to come to a unanimous verdict and a sentence, based on their appraisal of all the evidence. There is no time restriction on their deliberations, and during that time, they are not allowed contact with anyone save …

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CLOSING SUMMARIES AND ARGUMENTS After the main proceedings, the Adjudicator has the chance to further question both parties in order to give final advice to the Jury. The Plaintiff and then the Defendant then have the right to give their closing summary and argument to the Court. The Adjudicator closes with any final comments to …

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THE MAIN PROCEEDINGS Assuming the proceedings are not being conducted in absentia and the Defendant is present, the main proceedings of the trial then commence with the Plaintiff’s presentation of the details of his evidence and argument against the Defendant, who can then respond. The Plaintiff may be assisted by the Citizen Prosecutor. After his …

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THE TRIAL COMMENCES: OPENING ARGUMENTS After an introduction by the Adjudicator, the trial commences with opening arguments by first the Plaintiff or Prosecutor, and then the Defendant. The Adjudicator and both Counselors will then have the chance to question either parties for clarification, and to make motions to the Court if it is apparent that …

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ISSUING OF PUBLIC SUMMONSES No person or agency may be lawfully summoned into Common Law Court without first receiving a complete set of charges being brought against them and a formal Notice to Appear or Writ of Public Summons. Such a Summons outlines the exact time, date and address when and where the trial will commence. …

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PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE The Adjudicator brings together both parties in a pre-trial conference in an attempt to settle the case prior to a trial. If a settlement is not achieved, both parties must then engage in a mandatory Examination of Discovery, in which the evidence and counter-evidence and statements of both sides will be presented. After …

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SWEARING IN AND CONVENING THE JURY AND COURT OFFICERS: OATHS OF OFFICE Upon the appointment of these Court Officers, the Adjudicator (a Justice of the Peace or a comparable Magistrate) will formally convene the Court by taking and administering the following Oath of Common Law Court Office to all of the Court officers: I (name) …

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FORMING A COMMON LAW COURT Within 24 hours of the issuing of such a Notice of Claim of Right, any twelve citizens of a community can constitute themselves as a Common Law Court and its jury, and must then appoint the following Court Officers from their ranks: – a Court Adjudicator, to advise and oversee …

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STEP TWO – SEEKING THE REMEDY OF A COMMON LAW COURT: FILING A NOTICE OF CLAIM OF RIGHT After gathering his case, a Plaintiff must then seek the aid of a Common Law Court and its officers. Such a Court can be brought into being by publishing a Notice of Claim of Right (see Appendix …

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COMPILING THE CASE A Statement of Claim must be produced by those bringing a case, known as the Plaintiffs. Their Statement sets out in point from the basic facts of the dispute, the wrong being alleged, and the relief or remedy being sought. Next, the Plaintiff’s Statement of Claim must be accompanied by supporting evidence: …

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