Monday, February 5, 2018

Can You Help Out As Juror for the High School Mock Trial Program?

The High School Mock Trial Competition is continuing in counties across the Commonwealth.  Please consider serving as a Juror to score the high school students competing in the tournament as attorneys and witnesses. 

For more details on the benefits of participating as a Juror in the competition please see my recent Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine article on the topic at this LINK. 

I am beginning the process of working with the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association to draft a recommendation to the Board to urge the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the CLE Board to consider allowing a CLE credit or credits for participation as a Juror.  The hope is that this will become a reality in future years.  I am hoping to generate interest and support in this proposal from Attorney Organizations and members of the Bar all around the Commonwealth.

Locally, Attorneys are still needed to fill the Jury Boxes at the Lackawanna County Mock Trial Competition in the state and federal courthouses in Scranton, PA.   I note that there were, on average, only 3-4 Jurors in the box at each of the six trials that took place last week.

These kids put hours and hours of preparation into their presentations.  It would be great for them if they could present their cases to a full Jury Box.  If you can spare your time and expertise, it would be greatly appreciated if you could please volunteer to help the Competition by serving as a Juror.



Jurors needed for Round II
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

6:00 p.m.

To Sign Up to Serve as a Juror

  LBA at 570-969-9161 

Ryan P. Campbell, Esq. at

Jurors Will Also Be Needed in Additional Rounds Next Week

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