WVHS mock trial team advances in OU-BOCES competition


WVHS mock trial team advances in OU-BOCES competition

March 21, 2024

Congratulations to the Warwick Valley High School Mock Trial team for advancing to the next round of the Orange-Ulster BOCES Mock Trial competition! They will be competing against the other advancing teams in four single-elimination trials and subsequent semi-final round to be held at OU BOCES on Saturday, April 6.

New York State Mock Trial Tournament is an educational program designed to teach secondary students basic legal and trial skills. Students learn how to conduct direct and cross examinations, how to present opening and closing statements, how to think on their feet, and learn the dynamics of a courtroom. Students also learn to analyze legal issues and apply the law to the facts of a case.

On the state level, the Mock Trial Program is sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. Locally, the program is sponsored and coordinated by OU BOCES, in collaboration with the Honorable Craig S. Brown and the Honorable Kimberly Van Haaster. Local judges, attorneys, legal professionals, and educators volunteer their time to preside over the mock courtrooms and assist with running the program.


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