Each year, the CBA's Young Lawyers Section, through funding from the Cincinnati Bar Foundation (CBF), hosts a mock trial competition for area high schools. Approximately 50 teams from 25 schools prepare a case for trial. Volunteer attorneys coach the students and serve as judges on the competition nights at the Hamilton County Courthouse. The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) sponsors the statewide competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the schools that advance to the state competition in Columbus. For more information on the competition, volunteering or registering a team contact Jamie Shiverdecker at (513) 699-4013 or visit the OCLRE website at http://www.oclre.org/.
Be a Judge (for a day)! Find out how you can support this year's Mock Trial Competition by volunteering.
Congratulations to Indian Hill High School for winning the 2012 Ohio State Competition and advancing to the National Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico!
Mark your calendars for the 2013 High School Mock Trial Competition:
Hamilton County District Competition January 29, 2013
Regional Competition February 22, 2013
State Competition March 7-9, 2013