1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-238-6300 Fax: 215-238-1267 www.philadelphiabar.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Petitti
Held each spring, the John S. Bradford High School Mock Trial Competition pits teams of high school students playing the roles of lawyers and witnesses against one another in simulated trials. Approximately fifty Philadelphia public and parochial high school teams enter each year. Volunteer judges will commit to judge at least one three-hour round of competition during a weekday, weeknight or weekend between January 25 and February 27, 2010. Volunteers can choose to judge as many rounds as their schedules permit and no trial experience is required. Topics of previous competitions have involved hate crimes, constitutional issues and civil forfeitures in a criminal context. The top two teams represent the city in the state championship, the winner of which will represent Pennsylvania in the national competition, being held for the first time ever in Philadelphia in May 2010.
Lawyers and law students of all ages are invited to volunteer. To sign up or for more details, CLICK HERE or contact YLD members Joshu Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul Kaufman at email@example.com or Kristina Littman at Kristina.Littman@dbr.com.