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Middle school mock trial tournament needs attorney judges

Thursday, September 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zach Zuber
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The Iowa Middle School Mock Trial Tournament is fast approaching and there is a great need for attorneys to serve as judges.

Mock trial is designed to introduce students to the legal system by providing a challenging, academic competition. Last year, more than 2,000 students from across Iowa participated. Judges will be asked to assess student performances as they take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses.

This year's middle school regional tournaments will be held across the state Oct. 31 through Nov. 13, with the middle school state tournament scheduled for Nov. 19 through 21 in Des Moines.

You can sign up to volunteer as a judge by clicking here or by contacting ISBA Center for Law & Civic Education Director John Wheeler at 515-697-7882 or jwheeler@iowabar.org.

From the Iowa Lawyer Weekly