Faculty Advisor/Sponsor: Natilee Brown-Van and Y'Shakaa Durham
Mission/Purpose: In the competition phase, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses based on the witness statements and evidence provided in the case materials. Professional attorneys or judges serve as the Presiding Judges and Evaluators (jury). Teams are evaluated on their ability to make a logical, cohesive and persuasive presentation, rather than on the legal merits of the case.
Planned Activities: Adding to the authenticity of the competition, teams compete in actual courtrooms across the state beginning with the Regional competitions. The top three teams from each Region advance to the District Competitions to vie for a spot at the State Finals Competition in Lawrenceville, GA. Here, the teams compete for the state title and a chance to advance to the National High School Mock Trial Championship.
Affiliations: High School Mock Trial Committee of the Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia