Pandora Palmer Volunteers to Coach Local Students for Mock Trial Debates

Attorney Pandora Palmer is volunteering her time to coach a local team of students for the 2015-2016 Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition.

In preparation for the competition, teams of high school students work with volunteer attorneys and teachers to create presentations from case materials provided by the High School Mock Trial Committee.

During the competition phase, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses based on the witness statements and evidence provided in the case materials. Professional attorneys or judges serve as the Presiding Judges and Evaluators (jury). Teams are evaluated on their ability to make a logical, cohesive and persuasive presentation, rather than on the legal merits of the case.

Teams get to compete in actual courtrooms across the state beginning with the Regional competitions. The top three teams from each Region advance to the District Competitions to vie for a spot at the State Finals Competition in Lawrenceville, GA. Here, the teams compete for the state title and a chance to advance to the National High School Mock Trial championship.

It’s a great learning experience for the students, who gain understanding in effective ways to build an argument and may ultimately be inspired to pursue a career in law. 

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