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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 10, 2023
WHAT: Mock Trial Awards Ceremony
WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2023
WHERE: Library Galleria, 828 “I” Street, Sacramento
WHO: Hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education
WHY: Individual and Team Awards
Several days of intense courtroom competition and careful deliberations by esteemed judges will culminate on February 15 with an awards ceremony and announcement of the winner of the 2023 Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Mock Trial Competition.
Twenty high school teams will compete, including one from El Dorado County, two from Yolo County, and one from Yuba County. The championship team will advance to the California Mock Trial Competition, which will be held March 17–19 in Los Angeles.
Final and Consolation Rounds
Final and consolation rounds of competition will begin at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, at the United States District Court, 501 “I” Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Call SCOE Communications Manager Charlene VanAllen in advance if you would like to attend these rounds: (916) 807-4727 .
About Mock Trial
The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Mock Trial Competition simulates a trial-level proceeding in which students portray the roles of pre-trial counsel, prosecuting and defense attorneys, witnesses, court clerks, bailiffs, and jurors before a single presiding judge and two scoring judges. Volunteers from local law firms and other legal organizations served as scoring and presiding judges for the five-day event.
About the Sacramento County Office of Education
The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), plays a leadership role in the delivery of quality education to the students in Sacramento County, which is home to the California state capital comprising 1.4 million residents and seven cities. SCOE directly educates more than 30,000 children and adults each year—including thousands of district teachers who attend training sessions and workshops. It provides support services to more than 247,000 students in 13 school districts, four of which are some of the state’s largest. SCOE provides technical assistance, curriculum and instructional support, staff development, legal and financial advice, and oversight to Sacramento County school districts. Its programs and services are available to schools, districts, and other county offices of education across the region.
Considered a leader of the Capital Service Region—a 10-county area consisting of Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties—SCOE is one of 58 county offices of education in California. Approximately 650 regular and more than 950 temporary and substitute SCOE staff work year-round providing services which complement and supplement those offered by public school districts in Sacramento County.
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