Monday, January 24, 2022

The Benefits of Participating in the Mock Trial Competitions as a Juror


The local District High School Mock Trial Competitions are set to commence next week on February 1, 2022.  Hoping you might please consider serving as a juror or a judge for the competitions which will be virtual.  The competitions typically start at 6 p.m. and, given that they are being held virtually, you can participate as a juror from the comfort of your own home.

Here is a LINK to the Tort Talk post on my previous article from the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine that lists the many ways that attorneys can benefit from their participation in the PBA's High School Mock Trial competition as a juror or as an Attorney Advisor to a local high school.

Hoping you might please give the article a read to consider the benefits of this participation. 

Here is a LINK to the Tort Talk post on  my previous article that appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly regarding the efforts to get the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to change the CLE/CJE Rules to allow for attorneys and judges to secure credits for participation in high school Mock Trial competitons as jurors and judges.

To date, those CLE Rules have not changed.  As it stands now, you can still secure CLE credits for taking exercise classes or for an hour of meditation, but not for your participation as a juror or a judge in a Mock Trial competition.  Go figure.  Ridiculous.

Please note that the high school kids who participate in Mock Trial spend hours and hours crafting and practicing their case presentations in the case this year which involves a murder trial.  Hoping you might consider volunteering as a juror so that we can fill the virtual jury boxes for the kids.  Thank you.

To sign up to serve as a juror for the Lackawanna County Mock Trial competition, please email Attorney Katie Nealon at or Kaitlyn McDonough at the LBA at

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