Teams Getting Ready for State Mock Trial Competition

With district mock trial competitions wrapping up this coming weekend, the stage is close to being set for the Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition. The 2014 contest will take place March 14-15 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. Judges and bailiffs are especially needed! Those who want to volunteer should download the appropriate form and submit it to Mock Trial Chair Josh Dougan. To date, the following schools have advanced to the state competition:

  • Bearden High School, Knoxville
  • Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association Blue, Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association Green, Chattanooga
  • Dyersburg High School, Dyersburg
  • Franklin High School, Franklin
  • Jefferson County High School, Dandridge
  • Kingsport Area Christian Home Education Association, Kingsport
  • St. Mary's Episcopal School, Memphis   
  • Smith County High School, Carthage
  • Springfield High School, Springfield
  • The Webb School, Bell Buckle
  • Unicoi County High School, Erwin
  • White Station High School, Memphis

Special thanks to the following lawyers, who coordinated district competitions:

  • Ashley Bentley, Knoxville
  • Shauna R. Billingsley, City of Franklin Law Department, Franklin
  • Nicole Bermel Dunlap, Littler Mendelson, Memphis
  • K. Chris Collins, Polsinelli, Chattanooga
  • Sue Hynds Dunning, Oldham & Dunning, Gallatin
  • Kathryn Ellis, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Rob Laser, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Nashville
  • Karrah Leary, McKellar Law Firm, Knoxville
  • Cara Lynn, Tisher & Wolaver, Columbia
  • Erin D. McArdle, 1st Judicial District Attorney General's Office, Jonesborough
  • Rachel Moses, Legal Aid Society, Cookeville
  • Peter C. Robison, Cornelius & Collins, Nashville
  • Courtney Reedy, Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, Jackson
  • Mary Wu, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis