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Issue September 2004

Mock Trial: Attorney coaches and judges needed

In preparation for the 20th 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 lawyers and witnesses in a hypothetical case.

If you are interested in volunteering your time as a judge or an attorney coach, call (617) 338-0570 or e-mail [e-mail mocktrial].

Me and my shadow

On Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, the MBA will sponsor 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. Attorneys from all areas of law are encouraged to participate - business, probate, real estate - all are equally interesting.

During the Job Shadow Day, attorneys are encouraged to visit their local courthouse and introduce the young people to other legal professionals in and outside of their offices.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call (617) 338-0695.

Answer the call

The MBA is seeking attorney volunteers to staff the phones for our monthly Dial-a-Lawyer program on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Questions pertain to a wide variety of legal topics.

To volunteer, call (617) 338-0556.