FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 21, 2004
CONTACT: Janet S. Eveleth, MSBA (410) 685-7878 or (800) 492-1964
  Shelley Brown Wojciechowski, CLREP (410) 706-5360
 
 

RICHARD MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL WINS
STATE BAR MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
 

Richard Montgomery High School is the champion of the 2004-2005 Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition. On April 29, in the Court of Appeals of Maryland with Judge Lynne Battaglia presiding, the Richard Montgomery High School team engaged in a lively final championship match with Owings Mills High School team and was declared the winner.

Last fall, 1800+ high school students, representing 138 high schools across Maryland, entered MSBA’s annual statewide High School Mock Trial Competition. These student mock trial teams perform the same trial, assuming the roles of attorneys and witnesses. Teams devote countless hours in preparation for the competition under the direction and guidance of volunteer attorney and teacher advisors.

Since its inception in 1983, over 32,000 Maryland youth have participated in MSBA's Mock Trial Competition. MSBA's educational arm in Maryland schools, the Citizenship Law-Related Education Program (CLREP), manages the competition. MSBA sponsors this educational and enjoyable contest to promote young people's understanding of the law, trial procedures and the legal system.

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