Translate this page

Students Countywide to Participate in Mock Trials


Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Issue 06, Volume 17.
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.


RIVERSIDE - More than 500 students from 26 high schools in Riverside County will take on the roles of prosecutors and defense attorneys Wednesday for the start of the 30th annual county Mock Trial Competition.

The event will begin around 6 p.m. at courthouses in Indio, Murrieta and Riverside. A total of five rounds, plus the semifinal and final rounds, are planned this month and March, according to the county Office of Education, which is sponsoring the effort along with the Riverside County Bar Association and the Superior Court.

The county began holding student-level mock trials in 1983, and over that span, more than 10,000 youths have participated, organizers said.

This year's contest will challenge students to successfully argue the case of People v. Vega, based on a non-fatal hit-and-run in which a bicyclist was struck by a motorist allegedly texting while driving.

There are issues surrounding the reliability of witnesses and whether the defendant was properly Mirandized, according to a pseudo trial brief.

Practicing attorneys and judges will assess students' performance and award points according to criteria established for the competition.

After the final round on March 2 at the Riverside Historic Courthouse, the winning team will go on to represent the county at the State Mock Trial Competition in Sacramento on March 22.


 

0 comments


arrow Be the first to share your opinion on this article!
 

Add your Comment


Name

Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.




Disclaimer

The Valley News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter



Advertisement for Stellar Solar





Subscribe


Most Commented


Reach Local Customers



The Valley News The Valley News
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2014
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Sitemap
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds
Login