The 2022 Massachusetts Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program is looking for attorneys to serve as judges at virtual trials. If you are interested in volunteering to act as a judge, or you know of any fellow attorneys who are interested, please contact us.
This year's case is a criminal matter, but you don't need to be a practitioner handling just criminal matters to serve as a judge. Judges will be provided an in-depth bench memorandum, all of the case materials, affidavits and legal background, and are invited to attend a virtual Judges’ Orientation on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 5 p.m.
This year's case starts on Nov. 29, 2019, when Alex MacArthur, Katherine Denger and Clarke Painter drove to Leo’s Convenience Store for the alleged purpose of collecting an alleged debt that one of the store employees, Hank Isselback, owed to Painter. Gunplay ensued, and Isselback’s sibling, Dan/i, was fatally shot by MacArthur. MacArthur pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is awaiting sentencing. Denger has been charged with accessory to murder and is awaiting trial. In this case, the defendant, Painter, is charged with first-degree felony murder for their participation as joint venturer with MacArthur and Denger in the commission or attempted commission of the predicate felony of armed robbery, which resulted in the death of Dan/i Isselback.
Questions? Please contact Mock Trial Central at (617) 338-0570 or via email.