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APPENDIX ONE

APPENDIX ONE

ORDER FOR CONDUCTING TRIALS

1) Devotions

2) Reading of the Board of Administration action by which the trial committee was appointed and the names of unchallenged members of the committee

3) The appointment of a secretary by the presiding officer. Consideration may be given to obtaining the services of a transcribing service, similar to a court reporter to record the proceedings in full and produce a transcript.

4) Reading of the charges by the secretary

5) Response of the accused

6) Statement of the case and of the line of evidence by the prosecution

7) Presentation of evidence by the prosecution and cross-examination by the accused

8) Statement of the case and of the line of defense by the accused

9) Presentation of defense by the accused and cross-examination by the prosecution

10) Summing up of the case by the prosecution

11) Summing up of the case by the accused

12) Instructions by the presiding officer to the trial committee on the format of the verdict

13) Trial committee is excused to deliberate and prepare a verdict

14) Announcement by the presiding officer of the verdict and, in the case of a guilty verdict, of the imposition of any penalty established by the trial committee. (Note: In the case of a guilty
verdict of a lay person, there are no further appeals. In the case of a guilty verdict of a minister,
the presiding officer shall advise the accused of his/her right to an appeal.)

15) Presiding officer’s closing comments and prayer.

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