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    Media Alert: The Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament

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    For Immediate Release

    CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025


    EVENT: The Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament

    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 process.

    DATE: Sunday, March 13

    TIME: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    PLACE: Dane County Courthouse in Madison, Wisconsin

    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

    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 legal system.