If you are a practicing attorney or a law school student who wants to help hard working and aspiring young lawyers realize their goals, then the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) needs you!
SCOE is coordinating the Gordon D. Schaber Mock Trial and Moot Court Competition for the 2010–11 school year. Organizers need volunteers to serve as presiding judges and scoring judges.
The Mock Trial simulates a trial level proceeding in which students portray the roles of pre-trial counsel, prosecuting and defense attorneys, witnesses, court clerks, and bailiffs before a single presiding judge and 2-3 scoring attorneys. Volunteers are needed for approximately 3-12 hours during the week of February 28-March 5, 2011. Training will be provided before each round.
The Moot Court is an appellate level proceeding in which students prepare and argue topical case matter before a panel of three judges that evaluates them on the quality and persuasiveness of their legal reasoning and presentation, as well as their unscripted responses to questions from the bench. Volunteers are needed for approximately 3-9 hours during the week of February 28-March 5, 2011. Training will be provided before each round.
Those interested in volunteering should visit the "Volunteers" section of the Mock Trial and Moot Court Competition website for additional details and to download a volunteer form.
For further information, email or phone Mock Trial and Moot Court competition coordinator Craig Irish: (916) 228-2660.