CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
State Bar of Wisconsin
(800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
EVENT: The Wisconsin High School Mock Trial
The Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament is designed to
develop and test critical thinking and public speaking skills while
exposing students to the atmosphere of a real-life trial situation.
Hundreds of Wisconsin lawyers, judges and teachers statewide volunteer
to coordinate the State Bar's High School Mock Trial tournament annually
as a way of serving the community by educating students about the legal
DATE: Sunday, March 13
TIME: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Dane County Courthouse in Madison,
CASE: This year's case is a civil trial.
The plaintiff, Cort Amour, was allegedly injured by a bartender, Lee
Nash, during a night of partying at a local hangout, Michelle's Place.
Amour has sued for damages as a result of injuries he/she suffered when
the bartender tried to break up a fight. Amour's claim is against Nash
for his/her resulting injuries and against Michelle's Place for the
negligent hiring, training, and supervision of Nash.
The winning state team will have the opportunity to represent
Wisconsin in the National Mock Trial Championship, May 5-8, 2005 in
Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information on this year's 2005 mock
trial tournament, visit http://www.legalexplorer.com/education/education-mock.asp
The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association,
created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law
license in Wisconsin. With more than 21,000 members, the State Bar aids
the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides
continuing legal education for its members, and assists Wisconsin
lawyers in carrying out initiatives to educate the public about the