Monday, March 21, 2022

Volunteer Jurors Needed for the PBA's High School Mock Trial Statewide Competition Finals Tournament (Virtual)


The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, is putting out a call for Judges, Attorneys, Claims Professionals, Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, and other interested persons to please consider volunteering your time to serve as a Mock Trial Juror from the comfort of your own home or office for the virtual State Finals Competition taking place later this week.If you are thinking that you do not need to volunteer because others will, please note that the turnout for volunteers this year has been low and the Competition has been very fortunate to have generous individuals who have volunteered to serve more than once so far.Now celebrating its 39th year, the PBA's Statewide Mock Trial Competition is ready for its State Finals Competition.  Over 200 teams and thousands of high school students from across the Commonwealth competing in the program work together, embracing the teamwork ideal, and prepare and try a legal case in court. Meanwhile, they hone their public speaking skills and learn valuable lessons about our legal system from the many volunteer lawyers participating in the competition. The State Finals Competition will see the top 14 teams from around the Commonwealth competing for the Championship. This year's State Champion earns the honor of competing virtually in the National Championship later this spring.Volunteers are needed to join on Zoom for the following competitions:

Round 1 - Thursday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Round 2 - Friday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Round 3 - Saturday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m.
Also scheduled is a potential playoff round for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.

State Final Round - Tuesday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m.

Please consider helping the high school students from across the Commonwealth, as well as the Young Lawyers who have tirelessly worked on this competition, by volunteering to serve as a juror on one or more of the above dates and times so that the students can have a great Finals weekend.

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