Take it to Trial

Mock Trial Prepares For New Case

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Last year’s mock trial team works on their case.

Samantha Street, Staff Writer

Northmont’s Mock Trial team is preparing to go back to court.

In Mock Trial, a team of eight to ten students is given a case by the State of Ohio. The team argues for both the prosecution and defense. The case is presented in front of real lawyers and judges. Students can assume the role of an attorney, witness, bailiff, or timekeeper. The students must work together to build a strong argument.

“My favorite part of Mock Trial was just the people involved in the activity,” said graduate Kara Combs, who was on the team last year.

The team is open to students in all grades.

“Everyone should join! If you are interested in a career in law, this is definitely the activity for you. If you aren’t interested in law but love to act, you would be a perfect witness,” said team coach and social studies teacher Mr. David Jones.

Interested students should stop by Jones’ room 3108 on Tuesday, September 19 from 3:00-3:30 p.m. for the case reveal.