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Determining the right to counsel depends on the circumstances of a case. For this assignment, select and complete one of the three options below to demonstrate what you have learned about the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
Please keep in mind, this assignment deals with the Sixth Amendment trial right to counsel. It does not deal with the Fifth Amendment right against forcible self-incrimination which allows a suspect to consult with an attorney. Therefore, cases such as Miranda v. Arizona and Escobedo v. Illinois are not acceptable. Also do not use cases that were later overturned, such as Betts v. Brady. If you have any questions, you are invited to run your cases by me for approval.
Option 1: Right to Counsel Presentation
Analyze two cases involving the right to counsel and document your observations in a 7- to 10-slide (not including the title, table of contents and reference slides) Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes. Use complete sentences, with correct grammar and punctuation, to fully explain each slide as if you were giving an in-person presentation.
Address the following topics:
The aspects of right to counsel for the cases
How the historical development of right to counsel relates to the cases
When the right to counsel attaches to criminal procedure for the cases
Whether the defendants in the cases exercised their right to self-representation
The role of the attorneys in the cases as it applies to right to counsel
Include videos, audio, photos, diagrams, or graphs as appropriate.
Rules For Power Point Presentations
Hi, crew,
A PowerPoint presentation is not merely a paper divided up among slides. A PowerPoint is supposed to be eye-catching and interesting to the viewer. It is, after all, a presentation you are presenting to an audience. In addition to whatever words are on the slide, the slide itself should have a meaningful background and whatever graphics you feel are appropriate.
Aside from the graphics, the slides should contain
bullet points of what you will be discussing. The bulk of the information you are supplying will be in the speaker notes. This is how a PowerPoint is presented to an audience. The slides will give the headlines of what you will be talking about and what the audience will see. What you will be telling the audience, in explaining those bullet points, is what you will write in the speaker notes. These, therefore, must have all the information you might have written in a paper.
I do not want to see a lot of verbiage in the slides, and I do not want to see empty speaker notes. Leaving the notes blank or including nothing but a reference is insufficient.
Speaking of references, every slide and all speaker notes must have cites as to where the information came from. If photographs or other graphics (illustrations, etc.) are used in the slides, these must be cited and referenced also. And there must be at least one reference slide at the end of the presentation (this and the title slide DO NOT count towards the number of slides you are to provide).
Option 2: Right to Counsel Attorney Interview
Research one case involving the right to counsel using the Internet or University Library.
Analyze the case and identify two or three questions you want to ask an attorney regarding the right to counsel.
Find an attorney to interview by searching the Internet, checking your local phone book, or referring to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that incorporates the attorney’s responses about the right to counsel for the case. Include the following:
The aspects of right to counsel for the case
How the historical development of right to counsel relates to the case
When the right to counsel attaches to criminal procedure for the case
Whether the defendant in the case exercised his or her right to self-representation
The role of an attorney in the case as it applies to right to counsel
Option 3: Right to Counsel Article
You are a guest writer for a legal aid blog. You noticed in the comments several people have asked questions about the right to counsel and whether they have a right to counsel based on their situation. To address this need, you decide to write an article on the topic.
Analyze two cases involving the right to counsel and refer to these cases in your article.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word article about the right to counsel that addresses the following topics:
The aspects of the right to counsel for these cases
How the historical development of the right to counsel relates to the cases
When the right to counsel attaches to criminal procedure for the cases
Whether the defendants in the cases exercised their right to self-representation
The role of the attorneys in the cases as it applies to the right to counsel
Format
your selected option consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment.