YMCA Youth and Government program is in need of volunteer attorneys for the 2021 East King County Mock Trial District Tournament occurring on February 12-13. Judge Finkle is actively recruiting judges to preside over the trials.
This year’s East King County District Tournament will take place virtually on February 12-13. We are looking for volunteer raters to donate their time and expertise. Attorneys can be current or past members of the Washington State Bar Association.
We need to fill at least 15 attorney volunteer spots for each round!
Friday, February 12
Round 1: 5:30-8:30 pm
Saturday, February 13
Round 2: 9-12 pm
Round 3: 1-4 pm
Round 4: 5-8 pm
The tournament is held virtually this year. Each round lasts about 2-3 hours. You will need to watch the trial, fill out a scoresheet and offer brief and positive feedback to the participants. You do not need any experience to participate.
Mock Trial is a competition where teens work with legal professionals in their community to develop an understanding of real life case law and the role of the court system in a democratic society. Our goal is to teach students how to be involved in their communities and be active, knowledgeable participants. Our program reaches all across the state, ultimately bringing teams to Thurston County for the State Championships. That’s where you come in! We ask members of the legal community to watch, judge, and score teams based on their courtroom performance. Our students have been studying the case, written by Judge Robert Lewis, for months, preparing their cases.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you again for taking the time to support hands-on civic education.