Volunteers Needed: Washington Mock Trial State Tournament

03/18/2021 5:30 PM | Anonymous

We are preparing for our High School Mock Trial season and need volunteer attorneys to donate their time and expertise in judging/scoring at our Washington State Mock Trial Tournament in March. We need 144 attorney volunteers to successfully run this tournament. As a volunteer attorney rater you will watch the trial via Zoom, fill out a scoresheet in our digital software, and offer brief and positive feedback to the participants at the end of the trial.  You do not need any experience to participate. 


The 2021 Washington State Mock Trial Tournament is being hosted virtually on March 18-21.


We need your help by volunteering and spreading the word to your network.

The tournament will be held virtually this year.  Each round lasts about 2-3 hours. 


Here are the trial times for the competition: We ask attorney raters to log in 30 mins. before the trial starts.


Thursday, March 18

Round 1: 5:30pm


Friday, March 19

Round 2: 530pm


Saturday, March 20

Round 3: 10am

Round 4: 2pm


If you are able to help us out, please fill out a short form, including your Bar Number, and register here or contact our program director, Emily Lake, directly at elake@seattleymca.org.


Also, we would love your help in spreading the word about this great opportunity by sharing with your colleagues and attorney friends.


Mock Trial is a competition where teens work with legal professionals in their community to develop an understanding of real life case law and the role of the court system in a democratic society. Our goal is to teach students how to be involved in their communities and be active, knowledgeable participants. Our program reaches all across the state, ultimately bringing teams to Thurston County for the State Championships. We ask members of the legal community to watch, judge, and score teams based on their courtroom performance. Our students have been studying the case, written by Judge Robert Lewis, for months, preparing their cases.


Thank you again for taking the time to support hands-on civic education.



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