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Iowa Middle School Mock Trial judges needed
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The ISBA Center for Law and Civic Education is looking for volunteer lawyers and judges to act as judges for the Iowa Middle School Mock Trial competitions held throughout Iowa this fall.

Through mock trial, students get a hands-on opportunity to examine legal processes and current legal issues. In addition to providing familiarity with the law, mock trials also help students develop important critical thinking skills and aid in the development of fundamental research, preparation, and presentation skills.

Below is a list of regional events where judges are needed:

Oct. 24 - Marshalltown (Marshalltown Community College)
Oct. 25 - Davenport (Scott County Courthouse)
Oct. 27 - Council Bluffs (Iowa Western Community College)
Oct. 29 (8:30 a.m.) - Des Moines (Iowa Events Center)
Oct. 29 (11:00 a.m.) - Des Moines (Iowa Events Center)
Oct. 29 (1:30 p.m.) - Des Moines (Iowa Events Center)
Oct. 30 - Des Moines (Iowa Events Center)
Nov. 1 - Cedar Rapids (Kirkwood Community College)
Nov. 3 - Burlington (Comfort Suites Conference Center)
Nov. 5 - Dubuque (Loras College)
Nov. 8 - Rock Rapids (Central Lyon Middle School)
Nov. 11 - Mason City (North Iowa Area Community College)

Volunteers are also needed for the state tournament held at the Iowa Events Center Nov. 17-18.

Those interested in volunteering can fill out the online form here. For questions regarding the Mock Trial Program, visit the Center for Law and Civic Education Mock Trial page on the ISBA website or contact John Wheeler at or 515-697-7882.

The Iowa State Bar Association • 625 East Court Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309
Ph. (515) 243-3179 • Fax (515) 243-2511