The Iowa Chapter of
the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is seeking nominations for its
first Iowa Mock Trial Educator Coach Hall of Fame. The new hall of fame recognizes
the vital role that "mock trial coaches play in teaching Iowa’s youth about the
American jury system,” according to a release issued by the organization.
New inductees into the
hall of fame will be announced at the awards ceremony for each middle school
and high school state tournament. Inductees will receive a plaque commemorating
their induction. In addition, new inductees will be recognized at the Iowa
ABOTA chapter’s annual dinner usually held in October in Des Moines, Iowa.
ABOTA is a national
association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the
presentation and promotion of the right to a civil jury trial provided by the
Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It works to uphold the jury system
by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to
trial by jury.
Click here to access the
website and read the full release that outlines the criteria for nominating an
educator to the hall of fame. Also, see the nomination form, which can be
filled out and submitted directly from the website.