TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 30, 2014

The 2014 State High School Mock Trial Competition will take place March 14-15 at the Metro Courthouse in Nashville. This annual competition brings students together from across the state to test their advocacy skills. The competition requires a lot of volunteers to run smoothly! Sitting judges in Tennessee may volunteer to serve as presiding judges of trial rounds, lawyers may serve as scorers, and law students and legal staff may serve as bailiffs. Those who want to volunteer should download the appropriate form and submit it by email to Mock Trial Chair Josh Dougan or by fax to TBA staff member Stacey Shrader Joslin at (615) 297-8058. For more information about the competition contact Dougan at (731) 437-0469.

The competition is a great opportunity for young lawyers to network with colleagues from across the state, as well as members of the state and federal judiciary. Reimbursement for meals and mileage is available. Also, for individuals willing to judge at least one round on Friday and one round on Saturday (and residing outside of Davidson County), the TBA will pay for lodging on Friday night at the downtown DoubleTree Hotel.