Volunteer for Mock Trial, WBZ Call for Action

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
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Attorney coaches, judges needed for Mock Trial Program

As the MBA’s High School Mock Trial Program enters its 33rd year, we hope you will volunteer as an attorney coach or a judge during the 2018 season.

Using a hypothetical case developed by the MBA’s Mock Trial Committee, high school students begin preparing for their three preliminary round trials as early as November. This year, the program has a record number of high schools participating. Due to this increase of new high school registrants, there is a need for additional attorney coaches to assist teams.

The following schools are still in need of an attorney coach:

  • Dighton Rehoboth High School, North Dighton
  • Hopedale Junior Senior High School, Hopedale
  • Lexington High School, Lexington
  • Revere High School, Revere
  • Sharon High School, Sharon

If you would like to volunteer as an attorney coach for any of the above listed schools, we will contact the school and provide them with your information. The time commitment is based on both your schedules and the teachers, but the trials begin at the end of January and run through the end of March, depending on the success of the individual teams. The schools may need your assistance any time between now and the end of the season to help prepare for upcoming trials.

If you are unable to volunteer as an attorney coach for Mock Trial, we are also recruiting attorneys to act as judges during the tournament. The yearly Judge’s Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

If you are interested in participating as an attorney coach or a judge, please contact Mock Trial Central at (617) 338-0570 or mocktrial@massbar.org.

WBZ Call for Action -- Ask A Lawyer, Nov. 29

Attorney volunteers are also needed for the Nov. 29 Ask-A-Lawyer call-in program, presented jointly by the MBA, WBZ Call for Action and WBZ NewsRadio 1030. Volunteer lawyers from the MBA will be at the WBZ studios to field phone calls from members of the public from 7 to 9 p.m. To volunteer, contact Nancy Yulfo by email or phone at (617) 338-0670.