2017 Mock Trial Tournament News!
As the Massachusetts Bar Association's High School Mock Trial
Program begins its 32th year, we have an opportunity to reflect on
the MBA's long tradition of education and public service. For many
years now, the Mock Trial Program has been an integral part of that
tradition, providing high school students with a positive first
experience with the law, as well as a valuable and dynamic
The tournament begins in mid-January and continues into March
with the recently created "Regionals" round, culminating in the
State Finals, to be held on FRIDAY, MARCH 24,
2017. All participating teams are invited and
strongly encouraged to attend the State Finals to observe the
tournament's competition at its highest level. The state champion
team will compete for the national title in Hartford, Connecticut
in May 11-13, 2017.
Morrison Mahoney LLP sponsors MBA Mock Trial
Morrison Mahoney LLP recently contributed $5,000 to the
Massachusetts Bar Association's Statewide High School Mock Trial
Program. It joins the Massachusetts Bar Foundation as the primary
sponsors of the 2017 mock trial season.
lawyers at Morrison Mahoney have participated with our Mock Trial
Program as attorney-coaches or judges for a number of years, and we
are very grateful for the firm's involvement this year as a
sponsor," said MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano. "Morrison
Mahoney's generous sponsorship allows us to give students around
the commonwealth an unmatched opportunity to learn about our legal
system and experience the law as an advocate firsthand."
First organized in 1985, the Mock Trial Program's tournament places
high school students in a simulated courtroom to assume the roles
of lawyers and witnesses in a hypothetical case. Thousands of
students at more than 130 schools across the commonwealth are
participating. More than 100 lawyers across the state will serve as
volunteer coaches and judges.
The Mock Trial Program is
administered by the Massachusetts Bar Association with funding, in
part, by the generous contributions from the Massachusetts Bar
Foundation and the law firm of Morrison Mahoney
©2017 Massachusetts Bar Association