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Essay: The Transition from the Inquisitorial to the Accusatorial System of Trial Procedure: Why Some Latin American Lawyers Hesitate


Leonard Cavise


DePaul University - College of Law

Summer 2007

Wayne Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2007

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The article is born of my experience teaching American-style trial advocacy to over 15 groups of Latin American lawyers coming from countries in transition from the inquisitorial to the accusatorial model. The first part of the article reviews the principal differences in the two systems as it affects trial procedure. The article then reviews those aspects of accusatorial trial proceedings that caused the greatest degree of discomfort to the foreign lawyers. Finally, the article attempts to posit a few recommendations that should help not only to ease the transition process but also to anticipate the next level of procedural and substantive obstacles.

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Keywords: Trial Advocacy, Inquisitorial, Accusational, Latin America

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Date posted: February 20, 2009  

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Cavise, Leonard, Essay: The Transition from the Inquisitorial to the Accusatorial System of Trial Procedure: Why Some Latin American Lawyers Hesitate (Summer 2007). Wayne Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1340125

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DePaul University - College of Law ( email )
25 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL Cook County 60604-2287
United States

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