Want to refine your courtroom skills and delivery? Looking at procedure and performance from a different perspective, like that of a judge, can be very helpful, and the State Bar of Wisconsin has a perfect opportunity to do just that. You can take the bench while volunteering as a judge at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Madison from May 8 to 10.
Winter in Wisconsin typically means one thing to its residents: snow – and lots of it. But to high school mock trial teams, it means that it’s time to begin developing arguments and pouring over a true-to-life court case in an effort to prepare for the regional high school mock trial competition, which is just a few, cold months away.
In this video, State Bar of Wisconsin President Patrick J. Fiedler talks to WISC-TV’s “For the Record” host Neil Heinen about juvenile justice and a bill that would return nonviolent, first-time juvenile offenders to juvenile court jurisdiction.
After a strong start, the State Bar of Wisconsin's fundraising thermometer for the 2014 National Mock Trial Championship rests at $83,000, which is less than 50 percent of the necessary $200,000. Despite the stagnant funds, Wisconsin's National Mock Trial Executive Committee remains hopeful that they will reach their goal.
Did you broadcast or post a story that enhanced the public’s understanding of the justice system between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013? If you did, you’re invited to enter it in the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Golden Gavel Awards competition.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is hitting the ground running as it prepares to host the National High School Mock Trial Championship this spring. The Bar’s special event planning committee set the tone this month with a visit from the National Board, which toured prospective event sites and provided planners with a good idea of just how much work needs to be done.
June 19, 2013 – The National Mock Trial Championship is coming to Madison in May 2014. In this video, longtime Mock Trial Attorney Coach and National Mock Trial Executive Committee Chair Kevin Lonergan weighs in on the importance of the competition and how members can show their support.