Letter to the Editor

The encouraging response from local attorneys to our call to coach high school teams in the Ventura County Mock Trial competition has been most successful. Every volunteer was directed to a coach or high school faculty member to prepare for the 2011-12 school year. We deeply appreciate the help from our legal community to assist Ventura County high schools in this important endeavor.

In late August of 2011, all area high schools will again be informed that the Ventura County Bar Association will assist if a Mock Trial coach is needed for their team. At present, we have placed over 12 new attorney coaches with existing teams; but a serious need still continues for volunteers in several Ventura County schools.  

New Mock Trial teams are now beginning this year at Moorpark, Frontier and Ventura high schools; and we have also been requested to also help find coaches at Hueneme HS and in the Ojai Valley. We ask again for volunteers to devote their legal talents to assist these special students that want to participate in this annual Mock Trial competition. If you know an appropriate attorney, please approach them with our request to help these specific schools and interested students.

“Thank you” to everyone that responded to our call to volunteer as a Mock Trial coach. If interested or any questions, contact Joseph O’Neill at oxatty@earthlink.net or 805-889-1959.

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