The Empire Mock Trial Program is seeking volunteers to judge a mock trial on October 28-31 or November 14-16 (attorneys can judge one trial or multiple). All trials will be held online via Zoom. For most of our students, this is the first time they’ve been able to participate in mock trial in 2020, with COVID having canceled their last season.
The format of each trial depends on which competition your members sign-up to judge. Here is a description of each:
- Empire @ Home on October (28-31) – students compete from the comfort of their own homes (i.e. you’ll see 12-14 students separately connect to your virtual courtroom). It’s called ‘Empire Chicago’ because we are hosting Chicago themed events for the kids;
- Empire One (November 14-16) – one mock trial team assembles in one room to compete against another team (i.e. you’ll see only 2 teams separately connect to your virtual courtroom). It’s called ‘Empire New York’ because we are hosting New York themed events for the kids.
Attorneys can earn up to 3 CLE credits for judging. Share your knowledge and skills with our future lawyers!