MSBA Mock Trial

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Posted by ACTLM
2 years ago | December 9, 2019

High School Mock Trial Seeking Volunteer Judges In Ramsey and Hennepin County

This exciting law-related education program has long enjoyed the support of the state judiciary – from the Supreme Court to the local district court level. Last year alone over 300 trials were scheduled in courthouses throughout the state which allowed more than 1,400 9th through 12th graders to participate in simulated courtroom trials and gain an insider’s look at our legal system.

·         There are 121 teams competing Statewide in four rounds this year.
·         109 rounds in greater Minnesota = 327 slots we need to fill.
·         148 rounds in Hennepin & Ramsey County = 444 slots we need to fill.
·         Summary: 257 rounds in January & February = 771 spots needed to be filled.
·         2019 State Tournament (St. Paul, MN) Summary: 25 rounds = 78 spots need to be filled at a later date.

 We are in need volunteers for these locations:
Ramsey County
– January 7, 2020 (31 needed)
– January 14, 2020 (35 needed)
– January 21, 2020 (34 needed)
– February 4, 2020 (37 needed)

Hennepin County
– January 9, 2020 (35 needed)
– January 16, 2020 (37 needed)
– January 23, 2020 (33 needed)
– February 6, 2020 (34 needed)
Other locations and dates can be found HERE.

 

I hope you will consider volunteering; we can’t have the competitions without your help and the students that participate value this program.  (If you’ve signed up already, thank you.)

Judges Training (1.5 CLE Credit, pending)

Friday, December 13, 2020 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | MSBA Offices or Teleconferencing

 

The 2020 Case can be found here: https://www.mnbar.org/public-resources/mock-trial/case-and-resources.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 800-882-6722, 612-278-6306, or via email.

 

 

Kim Basting | Director, High School Mock Trial Program
Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, #380 | Minneapolis, MN  55402
Direct Dial (612) 278-6306 |www.mnbar.org