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Thursday, Mar. 7, 2013
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Join the MBA at the 2013 Mock Trial State Championship on March 20

The Massachusetts Bar Association would like to invite you to the  Mock Trial State Championship on Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. in the Great Hall located in Boston's historic Faneuil Hall.

First organized in 1985, the MBA's Mock Trial tournament places high school students in a simulated courtroom to assume the roles of lawyers and witnesses in a hypothetical case. In this year's criminal case, the prosecution alleges the defendant poisoned and killed his great-aunt by tampering with her medication. The defense claims the great-aunt either died of a natural heart attack or was murdered by either her live-in caretaker or another relative upset about her reduction of their inheritance.

The 2013 Mock Trial Championship will be judged by a three-member panel similar to the process used at the National Competition. The finals will be comprised of a presiding judge, who will conduct and score the trial, as well as two additional scoring judges. The team listed as winner on the majority of ballots will be the state champion.

This year's panel is:

  • Hon. Howard Whitehead, presiding justice, Massachusetts Superior Court;
  • Hon. John Lu, Massachusetts Superior Court; and
  • Hon. Kathe Tuttman, Massachusetts Superior Court.

To R.S.V.P. to attend the 2013 Mock Trial Championship [e-mail mocktrial] or call (617) 338-0570 by Friday, March 15.The law firm of Brown Rudnick is sponsoring the statewide Mock Trial Program as it has since 1998.


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