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Directors of Public Prosecutions

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is governed by the Prosecution of Offences Act, 1985. The Director must be a barrister or solicitor of at least ten years’ standing. This is an official appointment by the Attorney General with responsibility for the Crown Prosecution Service. This service, set up under the 1985 Act, is staffed by barristers and solicitors, certain of whom are designated Crown Prosecutors and Chief Crown Prosecutors (who are responsible for the service in each area in England and Wales).

The Director, in his or her capacity as head of the Service, is responsible for all criminal proceedings on behalf of the police (other than minor criminal offences). He or she must also conduct all binding-over proceedings instigated on behalf of the police force and any other proceedings where, because of the importance, difficulty or otherwise of the case, may be considered necessary.

Just for fun A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. *** “You seem to be in some distress,” said the judge to the witness. “Is anything wrong?” “Well, your Honour,” said the witness, “I swore to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, but every time I try, some lawyer objects!” *** A man had been convicted of theft on circumstantial evidence. When the case was sent for appeal, he revealed to his lawyer that he had been in prison at the time of the crime committed. “Good Heavens, man!” said the lawyer. “Why on earth didn’t you reveal that fact at the trial?” “Well,” said the man, “I thought it might prejudice the jury against me.” *** A man accused of stealing a watch was acquitted on insufficient evidence. Outside the courtroom he approached his lawyer and said, “What does that mean – acquitted?” “It means,” said the lawyer, “that the court has found you innocent. You are free to go.” “Does it mean I can keep the watch?” asked the client. *** First juror: “We shouldn’t be here very long. One look at those two fellows convinces me that they are guilty.” Second juror: “Not so loud, you fool! That’s counsel for the prosecution and counsel for the defense!”
LEGAL PROFESSION IN THE USA  

Warming-up:

1. Are there different kinds of lawyers in your country? If so, define them.

2. Can you describe the way lawyers become qualified to practice law in Ukraine?

Vocabulary notes:


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