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Ohio Mock Trial 2015

Ohio Mock Trial 2015 State Competition

I’m exceedingly proud of the Portsmouth High School Mock Trial Teams I have the pleasure of coaching as a Legal Advisor.  One of our two teams will be competing in the State Competition tomorrow in Columbus, Ohio.  Our team is one of 32 teams competing in the State March 12th and 13th, 2015.  Our other team didn’t advance past the District competition, but did a phenomenal job and I have to credit both teams for the overall success.

Courtesy PhotoTeam Blue, which will advance to State.
2015 Portsmouth Mock Trial Team Blue

Having competed in the Ohio Mock Trial program myself a REALLY long time ago, I can say it provides invaluable lessons and skills to high schoolers whether they seek a law school education or otherwise.  I marvel at how advanced these kids can take their arguments their skills.

2015 Portsmouth Mock Trial Team Red (Plaintiff)
2015 Portsmouth Mock Trial Plaintiff Side Team Red

I’m proud to be part of the established tradition at Portsmouth High School with our Mock Trial Program.  This year marks our 3rd appearance at the State level in the last 4 years.  One of my fellow legal advisors was once one of my students many years ago, and my daughter competed for the first time on our second team this year.  It’s amazing to me that this program has impacted at least 3 generations now in my life.

Good luck to the Portsmouth Mock Trial team.  I know you’re going to make us proud.