The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Citizenship Education and the New York Bar Foundation, in conjunction with the Rockland County Bar Association/Law-Related Education Program, are pleased to announce that New York’s Annual High School Mock Trial Tournament for senior high school students (grades 9-12) will be held this winter. General coordination of the activities is being provided by the State Bar’s Youth and Citizenship Program, which is co-sponsored by the New York State Education Department.

Senior High School Students in the Rockland County area that wish to participate in the contest may enter a team of at least eight students, headed by one or more teacher-coaches. Other students can participate by serving as back ups to members of the school’s first team. Junior high school students (grade 8 or below) will not be eligible for this year’s tournament.

On Monday, December 10, at 5 p.m. at the Bar Association offices, 337 North Main Street, Suite 1, New City, there will be an orientation session for teacher-coaches. This meeting will feature a briefing on contest rules and procedures. Attendance at the orientation is required. For more information please contact Leslie Ashby, Mock Trial Coordinator at 845-634-2149.

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