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    Hey everybody,
    My team was wondering if people are having Chief Polson sit at the council table as a representative of the defendant, if so, how does the effect rule 615?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: defendent question

    Polson is not being sued, and putting him at your counsel table ruins any claims of relative objectivity on his direct. I'd say just don't do it. As far as 615, again, Polson is not being sued personally and thus I don't think he would have the privelege of hearing all the evidence if 615 was in effect.
    -Thom Gray

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    • #3
      Re: defendent question

      Not getting into the strategic side of it, Polson can sit at the table as a representative. Polson certainly doesn't have to, but he/she can be there and would be considered present for everything that would happen during the course of the trial. Even if 615 gets envoked, you are allowed to have a rep. in court.

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      • #4
        Re: defendent question

        Chris is right.
        Coach, Sun Devil Mock Trial
        Back in the lab, with a pen and a pad....

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        • #5
          Re: defendent question

          I'll let the judges in the courtroom interpret 615, but remember that Midlands Rule 3.7 requires that if Polson sits at counsel table, he or she has to be on your official roster.

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