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Mock Bail Hearing Role Preparation Package

This resource outlines the differences between a bail hearing and a criminal trial and provides a detailed overview of key elements of the bail process beginning from the laying of a charge by police. It includes information about grounds for denying bail, bail conditions and variations, the role and responsibilities of sureties and special considerations for bail hearings involving youth, as well as guidelines for a mock bail hearing schedule and courtroom etiquette. Finally, it includes preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of Crown and defence lawyers, judge or justice of the peace, court clerk, court artist and members of the press. This resource can be used to prepare students for a mock bail hearing or as a handout to learn about the place of bail in the criminal justice system.


Date Produced: 2013

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