Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Elgin Community College Mock Trial Judges Needed

For all those lawyers out there, volunteer your time for a good cause. The Elgin Community College Mock Trial Team is seeking judges and attorneys to volunteer to act as judges at its First Annual Golden Gavel Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, to be held on the college campus in Elgin, Illinois, on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th.
On Saturday, November 12, 2011 - Judges are needed from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
On Sunday, November 13, 2011 - Judges are needed from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers may sign up for full day shifts or half day shifts on one or both days. Refreshments will be provided to our volunteer judges throughout the tournament, including lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday.

No experience in judging a mock trial tournament is necessary. Students will be trying a criminal murder problem supplied by the American Mock Trial Association, and will be judged on their ability to present the facts of their case through opening statements, direct and cross examination of witnesses, arguing objections and closing arguments. General courtroom decorum and presentation will also be scored. Training will be provided to tournament judges on the morning of the competition. This is a great way to volunteer and provide feedback to undergraduate students seeking a career in law.

The ECC Mock Trial Team earned national acclaim two years ago for defeating the Yale University Mock Trial Team in a competition sponsored by Harvard University. It is one of the only community colleges to compete against 4-year universities across the country.

Please consider volunteering for this exciting event.

For more information please contact the ECC Mock Trial Team at
847.214.7466 or elginmocktrial@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for your consideration!

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