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Moot Court & Mock Trials Competitions

Volunteering for law school, undergraduate, and high school competitions is an excellent way to be personally involved in providing “hands-on” civic education and this year all competitions are being held via Zoom.


COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES – MOOT COURT AND MOCK TRIAL COMPETITIONS

The WDTL Community Service Committee has been searching for volunteer activities for WDTL members. With the COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, many opportunities are not available except for donating money.

Volunteering for law school, undergraduate, and high school competitions is an excellent way to be personally involved in providing “hands-on” civic education. This year all competitions are being held via Zoom, which makes these great opportunities for all our members especially those who are not located close to a law school.

Most of these opportunities require a 3-hour commitment, cover a wide range of subjects, and most qualify for CLE credit (WSBA no longer restricts the number of CLE credits attorneys may earn as volunteer judges). The following is a list of upcoming competitions seeking lawyers as volunteer judges. Please contact the programs directly for more details about the issues for each competition and information about registering as a judge. 

YMCA YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT PROGRAM, high school program
The State Mock Trial Tournament, March 18-21, 2021. 144 volunteers needed. 
Contact: Emily Lake, Program Director for YMCA Youth and Government 
elake@seattleymca.org, (360) 705-6487.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, undergraduate program
Seattle Regional Mock Trial Tournament, February 27-28, 2021.
Contact: Mima Downey, Assistant Coach or Olivia Bishop, Tournament Director
judges@uwmocktrial.com, (805) 705-6487.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW
Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Competition, February 16-19, 2021
Hannah Parman, VP of Judges, UW Moot Court Honor Board
judges@uw.edu 

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
2L/3L Mock Trial Competition, March 26-28, 2021
Contact Michael Morgan, morganmichae@seattleu.edu

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Linden Cup, Moot Court Competition, Week of March 15, 2021
Contact: Bryn Boorman
(509) 313-3742

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