Orange County Women
 Lawyers Association
For Women Lawyers and Those Who Support Their Advancement

Attorney Volunteers Needed: UCI Mock Trial 'Beach Party' Tournament Jan 7-8

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 9:16 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

We are in need of volunteer judges for a collegiate mock trial tournament called 'Beach Party' hosted by UC Irvine, taking place in person at UC Irvine's campus on Jan. 7th & 8th. This elite event will feature some of the best teams from across the country, where each round is competitively matched.

Many of our competitors are women who are looking to go into law. It would be wonderful for them to see women in law as their judges!

You can sign up to judge by clicking HEREPlease sign up by Dec 30th so we know if you're joining us!

The rounds: The trials are approximately three hours long and will require no preparation. There will be two days of trial with each day consisting of a morning round (~9:00 – 12:00 PM) and an afternoon round (~2:00 – 5:00 PM). You can judge as many or as few as you like. If you have any attorney friends or colleagues who would also like to judge, please let us know so we can pair you together.

The case: This year’s case is a civil matter with a suit of negligence. The defendant company is the owner of a small plane that crashed resulting in the death of 2 people. The evidence and witnesses available vary across the rounds, which makes each trial unique and interesting to watch.

Requirements and orientation: The only requirement to judge is to have some prior experience with the federal rules of evidence (most often via a law school evidence course OR prior mock trial participation). Before each round, we will have a brief orientation session which will explain trial procedure, scoring, and your role as a judge. 

Here is the link to sign up: Judge registration form

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