Moot Court Judges Needed for 2013 Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition

04/11/2013 10:58 AM | Anonymous


Dear Potential Judges:

On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I would like to invite you to participate as a judge in our 2013 Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson Appellate Advocacy Competition. The competition will take place from Monday, May 13, 2013 through Thursday, May 16, 2013. More information about the competition and a complete schedule may be found at the bottom of this email. For your service as a judge, you may receive 3 free CLE credits per competition or, 5.5 credits for judging both.* Free parking and a meal are provided. We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate.

You may REGISTER to serve as a judge using the following online sign-up sheet (Note that these sign-up sheets cover the preliminary rounds through the semifinal round. Final round judges are recruited on an individual basis.)

PLEASE CLICK HERE to sign up for the 2013 Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition

As a judge, you will provide feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. We welcome attorneys from all practice areas. We will provide you with details regarding the problem and fact pattern in advance of the competition. Judging for a UWLS competition is an opportunity to provide law students with valuable feedback on their trial advocacy skills. Volunteer judges are also invaluable to the continued success of the Moot Court Honor Board and the in-house competition program.

If you are unable to serve as a judge for this competition, but would like to receive invitations to judge future competitions (or would like to be removed from our judge database), please let us know via the sign-up sheet. Questions regarding the competition can be sent to judges@uw.edu.

Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competitions.
Sincerely, Kristi D. Knieps Vice President of Judges UW Moot Court Honor Board
*Each round of competition entails a time commitment of substantive work (training, listening to competition rounds, grading and delivering feedback) of approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. WBSA regulations restrict the number of CLE credits you may receive for judging moot court competitions to 6 CLE credits per three-year reporting period. Note: you will receive 3 credits if you judge one round, but 5.5 if you judge a round in both
competitions. This is because pre-competition training counts for .5 credits, but it is identical for both competitions, and so cannot be counted twice.

2013 Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1L Appellate Advocacy
Competition Schedule

Monday, May 13, 2013: Preliminary Round #1
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Thursday, May 16, 2013: Semifinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Monday, May 20, 2013: Final Round
* Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means. The schedule for this day is provided for informational purposes only.
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 9:00-10:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and refreshments.

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