Mock Trial seeks judges for first week of trials

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024
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The Massachusetts Bar Association's 2024 High School Mock Trial Program is looking for attorneys to serve as judges during the first week of trials, which will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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 link to the Jan. 4 Judges' Orientation recording and all pertinent information in advance of the scheduled trials.

Judges are currently needed for the following trials. All trials during the first week will start at 1:30 p.m. 

Boston Area

Somerville District Court
1/17/2024: Medford High School v. Malden Catholic High School

Northeast Area

Lowell City Hall:
1/18/2024: Lowell Catholic High School v. Tewksbury Memorial High School

Massachusetts School of Law:
1/17/2024: Andover High School v. Phillips Academy

Saugus Town Hall:
1/18/2024: Danvers High School v. Newburyport High School

Metrowest Area

Framingham District Court:
1/19/2024: Wellesley Sr. High School v. Natick High School

Waltham City Hall:
1/19/2024: Arlington High School v. Belmont High School

Westborough District Court:
1/18/2024: Keefe Regional Technical School v. St. John’s High School

Central Area

Ayer District Court :
1/17/2024: Lunenburg High School v. Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School
1/19/2024: Westford Academy v. Fitchburg High School

Western Area

Palmer District Court:
1/16/2024: Tantasqua Regional Senior High School v. Eagle Hill School

Pittsfield District Court:
1/17/2024: Wahconah Regional High School v. Pittsfield High School

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:

Questions? Please contact Mock Trial Central via email.