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Invitation to Judge Ohio Mock Trial State Championship

You are invited to serve as a judge for the 2015 Ohio Mock Trial State Competition to be held on Thursday, March 12th at the Franklin County Court House, 345 S High St., Columbus, OH. 

The Ohio Mock Trial program is sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education and this year, more than 3000 high school students across Ohio competed in District and Regional Competitions for the opportunity to advance to the State Competition.  Beginning on March 12th, 300 student finalists will compete for a spot in the final round of the 2015 Ohio Mock Trial State Competition to be held on Saturday March 14th at the Ohio Statehouse and televised statewide on the Ohio Channel.  The 2015 Ohio Mock Trial Champions will represent Ohio at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Raleigh, North Carolina in May, 2015.   

Our volunteer judges are critical to the success of the Ohio Mock Trial program and your willingness to share your time will help make the 2015 Ohio Mock Trial State Competition a wonderful experience for our students.  Volunteer training is provided and no previous experience is required. 

We currently have the following opportunities to judge:

                Trial 1: Thursday March 12th, check in at 1:00 pm, trial will conclude by 4:00 pm

-          Training for judges will begin promptly at 1:15 pm

-          A light lunch will be provided.

                Trial 2: Thursday March 12th, check in at 5:00 pm, trial will conclude by 8:00 pm

-          Training for judges will begin promptly at 5:15 pm

-          A light dinner will be provided.

We are grateful for volunteers who can judge at one or both trials.  Registration is quick and easy.  To sign up, please complete our Volunteer Registration Form. Volunteer confirmation and final details will be e-mailed to you during the week of March 9th  at the address provide on your registration.   

OCLRE is committed to providing an authentic educational experience for all participants, and your volunteer service makes this opportunity possible. Please feel free to forward this message to any friends or colleagues who you believe would be interested in serving as a judge. 

Thank you for your helping to make the 2015 Ohio Mock Trial a success and please do not hesitate to contact Priya Sonty, Ohio Mock Trial Coordinator, psonty@oclre.org (614) 485-3506  if you have any questions or need additional information.

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