The Mock Trial Club has met every Wednesday after school from 3:15 – 4:30PM since October 29, 2014. 32 students have joined this club and remained dedicated to practicing law as student attorneys. They are currently working on the Fall 2014 Case Problem Homestead Operation Wolf Life Sanctuary, Inc. d/b/a HOWLS, Inc. v. Noel Woods, which is a civil action brought by the plaintiff in an attempt to recover compensatory damages for destruction of property.
The student attorneys have been placed into two teams, which will compete against one another during St. Frances Cabrini’s first mock trial competition on December 13, 2014. The Golden Justices team will represent the plaintiff, and the Legal Warriors team will represent the defendant. Each student attorney can earn points for their team in the weeks before trial. Team members that complete reading assignments and research, are professional and courteous to other student attorneys, and participate in group discussions earn 2 weekly points at every club meeting. In addition to weekly points, a list of activities has been given to club members to complete and earn even more points. The team with the most points will receive the Star Team Award on the day of the Mock Trial Competition. In addition to the Star Team Award, students will be competing for the Mock Trial Champions Award, the Outstanding Attorney Award, and the Outstanding Witness Award.
A few Golden Justices members pose for the camera. From Left to Right: Kezia Skates, Confidence Onyekere, Leighton Wright, Donovan Jackson, Taisja Gordon, Ahmir Sanders & Kason Daniels.
Student Attorney Ethan Fletcher is refreshing witness Donovan Jackson’s memory during a direct examination.
Bailiff Ke’Essen Thorn listens to witness Leighton Wright’s testimony on the witness stand.
Student Attorney Klarrissa Knight cross examines witness Confidence Onyekere.