Wednesday, March 30, 2022



CONGRATULATIONS to the reigning State Champion Abington Heights High School Mock Trial Team from Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania for going undefeated in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division's statewide Mock Trial Competition this year and for winning the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP last night FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!!


So proud of these amazing students!!

The Team now moves on to prepare a new Mock Trial case for the Nationals Competition in May.  Although situated in Kalamazoo, Michigan this year, the Nationals will be held virtually.

Congratulations also to our State Finals opponent St. Joseph's Preparatory School from Philadelphia for a great year as well.

Sending THANKS to Jennifer Menichini Drahus, Esq., Jonathan Koltash, Esq., Jonathan Grode, Esq., and Paul Kaufman, Esq., for their hard work and time on the Mock Trial Competition at the PBA level and to Katie Nealon, Esq., Lee Ann Munley, and Kaitlin McDonough for all of their time and hard work with the Competition at the Lackawanna County level.

Thanks also to all of those individuals across the Commonwealth who served as Jurors and Judges for the competition.  The program cannot work without your generous involvement.

I will continue to work to try to get the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to help this great competition by reversing their CLE Committee's previous rejection of a proposed CLE Rule change to allow for minimal CLE credits for Mock Trial juror and judicial volunteers, like many other states already allow.  Allowing such credits may entice more attorneys and judges to participate in the program for the benefit of high school students all across the state.

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