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Volunteer opportunity: Serve as a Mock Trial judge

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023
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The Massachusetts Bar Association's 2024 High School Mock Trial Program is looking for attorneys to serve as judges at trials scheduled for January, February and March.

Currently, there are trials in need of a judge during the competition's preliminary rounds. If you are interested in volunteering to act as a judge in a trial, please contact us. All judges will be provided case materials, a Zoom link to the Jan. 4 Judges' Orientation and all pertinent information in advance of the scheduled trials. Please note: The 2024 competition will be held in courthouses unless otherwise indicated. All trials will start between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

This year, the teams are presented with a criminal case, Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Maiyer Wahl. On Dec. 3, 2022, the defendant, Maiyer Wahl, alleges that they went to the house of Sal Badgerow for the purpose of repaying a debt they owed to Badgerow. The defendant alleges that when they arrived, they were robbed, beaten and stabbed at Badgerow’s house, and then kidnapped and dumped by the side of the road in Dober, Massachusetts. The prosecution alleges that the defendant broke into Badgerow’s house at night with the intent to steal money (to wit, approximately $15,000) and that Wahl fabricated the kidnapping to implicate Badgerow criminally and avoid the obligation to repay the debt owed to Badgerow. The defendant has been charged with burglary, larceny and filing a false police report. 

Interested in one of these open trials? You can sign up by either contacting Mock Trial Central directly or logging into the Mock Trial website using your member number and password. The link is: https://www.massbar.org/mock-trial/judge-info/open-trials.

Questions? Please contact Mock Trial Central via email.