Two ways to 'Get Involved!'

Issue October 2003

Mock Trial

In preparation for the 19th annual statewide Mock Trial program, the MBA invites you to volunteer as an attorney coach or judge. Open to all public and private high school students in Massachusetts, the Mock Trial program is a rich curriculum that promotes the development of fundamental knowledge, sound judgment and critical thinking skills. Students are placed in a simulated courtroom situation where they assume the roles of lawyer and witnesses in a hypothetical case.

Job Shadow

For one day in February, the MBA sponsors young people from various communities in the commonwealth to "shadow" attorneys in order to gain an appreciation for legal work in general and the area shadowed in particular.

The goal of Job Shadow is to provide a favorable experience to the students, to foster an appreciation for the importance of living in a society of laws, to create a positive impression of lawyers and to introduce students to a variety of careers available at a law firm.