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    121 Teams Set to Compete in Wisconsin's High School Mock Trial Regional Competition

    Kristen Durst

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    Brookfield Academy High School Mock Trial

    2017 High School Mock Trial State Champs, Brookfield Academy. Team members include Anisha Guru, Skye McCoy, Srimayi Mylavarapu, Rachel Leclaire, Jason Tan, Najuf Malik, Ram GollaPudy, Alexandra Dortzbach, Claire McCoy, Ava Scheider, Razanne Saeed, and Shalini Gundamraj. Manjula Guru is the team’s teacher coach, and attorneys Jennifer Kent and Ken Dortzbach serve as attorney coaches.

    Jan. 24, 2018 - The State Bar of Wisconsin is gearing up for the 2018 Regional Mock Trial Competition, slated for Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 8 a.m. This year there are 121 teams competing. Almost all of the 11 regional tournaments will be held in local courthouses around the state (see the list of regions below for a breakdown of locations and competing schools.)

    Mock trial provides high school students with an opportunity to act as attorneys and witnesses in a court case developed by State Bar members. The students—in teams of six to 12—argue a criminal case before a panel of volunteer attorneys and judges in the regional competitions. The top 22 teams will advance to the semifinals in Madison March 9 and 10, and the two finalists appear before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the final state–level competition March 11.

    Students this year will tackle the difficult issues presented in a fictional civil property damages case, Dig Deep Iron Mining Company v. Jessie Green. When Dig Deep Iron Mining Company Inc. comes to town to mine for iron, local activists protest saying the company is damaging the environment. When the company’s mining equipment is sabotaged, Dig Deep blames protestors.

    Since its inception in 1983, the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Program has brought our legal system to life for thousands of students. Using facts and case materials developed by Wisconsin attorneys, students gain a deeper understanding of the court system as they develop their arguments, and build their cases.

    Attorneys who would like to volunteer should go to wisbar.org/mocktrial/pages/volunteer.aspx or contact Katie Wilcox 608–250–6191/ kwilcox@wisbar.org.

    Participating Schools:

    Appleton

    The Appleton area regionals are scheduled to take place at the Outagamie County Justice Center. Eleven teams from the region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Appleton West High School

    ·         Berlin High School

    ·         Oshkosh West High School

    ·         Kewaskum High School

    ·         West Bend High School

    ·         Xavier High School

    Eau Claire

    The regional tournament in the Eau Claire area will be held at the Eau Claire County Courthouse. Eleven teams from the Eau Claire region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Eau Claire Memorial High School

    ·         Eau Claire Regis High School

    ·         Ladysmith High School

    ·         River Falls High School

    ·         Somerset High School

    ·         Superior High School

    Green Bay

    The Green Bay area regionals will be held at the Brown County Courthouse. Eight teams from the region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Bay Port High School

    ·         De Pere High School

    ·         Green Bay East High School

    ·         New London High School

    ·         Roncalli Catholic High School

    ·         St. Mary Catholic High School

    ·         Sturgeon Bay High School

    Janesville

    The Janesville regional tournament will be held at the Rock County Courthouse. Seven teams from the Janesville region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Belleville High School

    ·         FJ Turner High School

    ·         Lake Geneva Badger High School

    ·         Mineral Point High School

    ·         New Glarus High School

    ·         River Valley High School

    Juneau

    The regional tournament for Juneau–area schools will take place at the Dodge County Justice Facility. Eight teams from the Juneau region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Beaver Dam High School

    ·         Dodgeland High School

    ·         Lodi High School

    ·         Mayville High School

    ·         Waterloo High School

    La Crosse

    The La Crosse area regionals will be held at the La Crosse County Facilities. Six teams from the region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Highland High School

    ·         La Crosse Central High School

    ·         La Cross Logan High School

    ·         Melrose–Mindoro High School

    ·         Prairie du Chien High School

    ·         Reedsburg High School

    Madison

    Madison area students are set to compete at the Dane County Courthouse. Twelve teams from the Madison region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Deforest High School

    ·         Madison West High School

    ·         Middleton High School

    ·         Oregon High School

    ·         Stoughton High School

    ·         Waunakee High School

    Milwaukee

    The Milwaukee area regional tournament will be held at the Federal Courthouse. Fourteen teams from the Milwaukee region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Audubon Technology and Communication High School

    ·         Bradley Tech High School

    ·         Marquette University High School

    ·         Milwaukee Academy of Science

    ·         Mukwonago High School

    ·         North Division High School

    ·         Pius Xi High School

    ·         Salam High School

    ·         Shorewood High School

    ·         St. Joan Antida High School

    ·         Whitefish Bay High School

    Racine

    Racine area students will compete at the Racine County Sheriff Law Enforcement Center. Fourteen teams from the region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Christian Life High School

    ·         Franklin High School

    ·         Lakeview Technology Academy

    ·         Nicolet High School

    ·         Oak Creek High School

    ·         St. Catherine’s High School

    ·         Waterford Union High School

    ·         Whitnall High School

    Waukesha

    The Waukesha tournament is set to take place at Waukesha County Courthouse. Fifteen teams from the Waukesha region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         Brookfield Academy

    ·         Brookfield Central High School

    ·         Hartford Union High School

    ·         Kettle Moraine High School

    ·         Oconomowoc High School

    ·         Pewaukee High School

    ·         Waukesha South High School

    ·         Wauwatosa West High School

    Wausau

    Wausau area teams will compete at the Marathon County Courthouse. Fifteen teams from the Wausau ​region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    ·         DC Everest High School

    ·         Lakeland Union High School

    ·         Lincoln High School

    ·         Marshfield High School

    ·         Merrill High School

    ·         Phillips High School

    ·         Rhinelander High School

    ·         Stratford High School

    ·         Wausau West High School