Springfield Takes 2014 Mock Trial Title

Springfield High School claimed the 2014 State High School Mock Trial Championship with a final round win on Saturday, March 15. Sixteen teams from across the state qualified for the competition by winning local mock trial events. More than 100 attorneys volunteered to help with the event, which is sponsored and presented by the TBA's Young Lawyers Division. Springfield will now move on to the 2014 National Mock Trial Competition, May 8-10 in Madison, Wis.  A full list of competition results is available. Photos by Liz Todaro.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Springfield High School celebrate their final round win. They are shown here with Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark, who presided over the final round. The team is coached by attorneys Marisa Combs and Lisa Richter. Faculty advisors are Leslie Diehm and Tim Overstreet.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Scenes from the final round.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Scenes from the final round.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Scenes from the final round.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Scenes from the final round.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Scenes from the final round.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Scenes from the final round.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

White Station High School finished second in the 2014 Mock Trial Championships. Team members are shown here with Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark, who presided over the final round.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Individual participants were recognized for their performances

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

All eyes were on the pairing board at the Metro Courthouse.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

The 2014 Mock Trial case involved an intellectual property dispute over a hit song, so Nashville songwriter Erika Cole and her band performed for the teams Friday night.

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Rebecca Blair talked to participants about the Informed Voter project and the importance of defending against attacks on the American judicial system. 

2014 TBA YLD High School Mock Trial Championships

Family and friends joined competitors for award ceremonies at the Doubletree Hotel.