14 Teams to Compete at State Mock Trial

With district mock trial competitions wrapping up this week, the stage is now set for the Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition, which will take place March 15-16 at the Historic Davidson County Courthouse in downtown Nashville. Volunteers are still needed to assist with the event. Sitting judges in Tennessee may volunteer to serve as presiding judges of trial rounds, lawyers may serve as scorers, and law students or legal staff may serve as bailiffs. Those who want to volunteer should download the appropriate form and submit it to Mock Trial Chair Troy Weston at tweston@eblaw.us. Volunteers traveling from out of town will be provided with meals, mileage reimbursement and hotel accommodations for Friday night. The following 14 teams will compete during the two-day event:

Bearden High School (Knoxville)
Beech High School (Hendersonville)
Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association (Chattanooga)
Dyersburg High School (Dyersburg)
Franklin High School (Franklin)
Germantown High School (Germantown)
Harpeth Hall (Nashville)
Jefferson County High School (Dandridge)
Kingsport Area Christian Home Educators Association (Kingsport)
McCallie School (Chattanooga)
Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville)
Smith County High School (Carthage)
The Webb School (Bell Buckle)
Westminster Academy (Memphis)

Special thanks is also due the lawyers who coordinated district competitions across the state. They are:

Rebecca Barnett, Waddey & Patterson, Nashville
Shauna R. Billingsley, City of Franklin Law Department, Franklin
K. Chris Collins, Husch Blackwell, Chattanooga
Sue Hynds Dunning, Oldham & Dunning LLC, Gallatin
Katherine Goodner, Paine, Tarwater & Bickers LLP, Knoxville
Nicole Grida, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan PLLC, Memphis
Ashley Holliday, West Tennessee Legal Services Inc., Jackson
Cara Lynn, Tisher & Wolaver PLLC, Columbia
Erin D. McArdle, 1st Judicial District Attorney General’s Office, Jonesborough
George R. Maifair, Ralph Brown & Associates, Knoxville
Rachel Moses, Legal Aid Society, Cookeville
Jonathan Nelson, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Memphis
Peter C. Robison, DHPM PC, Nashville
Shelby Ward, Attorney at Law, Knoxville