Mock Trial Coaches Needed

By Joseph O’Neill

 Hi everyone, On behalf of the VCBA Executive Board, may we please ask for your help by communicating the need for Mock Trial coaches for area high schools. We have been asked to find attorneys experienced in criminal law for the Ventura County competition scheduled for February 2012. 

Although the February Mock Trial competition involves a time commitment for team practice, the rewards are numerous when students perform in a spectacular, professional manner. The Mock Trial competition benefits every involved school and each individual student, and also makes our chosen legal profession a desired goal for many young adults.

We invite local attorneys to please accept our invitation to become involved in 2011-12. Ideally, each Mock Trial team should have several attorney coaches to fully prepare for the February competition. At present, several Ventura County high schools have asked the VCBA for help: Moorpark, Ventura, Frontier, Hueneme, Westlake and Villanova.  A special effort is now underway to help these interested students, and your assistance is requested to help recruit attorney coaches.

Please distribute our request to interested attorneys in your office. Anyone can contact me at (805) 988-6700 for further information. Thank you for your help.

 Joseph O’Neill is a long time Mock Trial coach and member of the VCBA Board of Directors.

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