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Oakland High Mock Trial, 10/21, 10/25, 10/27, 10/28

Please see the opportunity below to participate in Oakland High Law & Social Justice Academy’s first mock trial. The dates are 10/21, 10/25, 10/27, and 10/28. (They especially need volunteers on 10/21 and 10/25.) Direct questions to Tatiana Newman-Wade, [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunity

Our 12th grade Law & Social Justice Academy students are engaged in their first mock trial. Please join us at the end of October to help students prepare for and participate in mock trials. If you or your colleagues are interested in volunteering please complete the registration form (please review our volunteer guide to answer frequently asked questions). Volunteers are needed for the following:

Mock Trial Coaching

Coach students in writing opening statements, questions for witnesses, and form legal strategy.

2-4 volunteers

In-person or Zoom.

October 21st 12:23-1:53 (5th period)

October 21st 2:00-3:30 (7th period)

Mock Trial

Coaching & Rehearsal

Coach students in writing opening statements and questions for witnesses, and form legal strategy. Observe student mock trial rehearsal and provide constructive feedback to student attorneys and witnesses.

2-4 volunteers

In-person or Zoom.

October 25th, 12:23-1:53 (5th period)

October 25th 2:00-3:30 (7th period)

Mock Trial

Rehearsal

Observe student mock trial rehearsal and provide constructive feedback to student attorneys and witnesses.

2-4 volunteers

In-person or Zoom.

October 27th 11:10-12:20 (5th period)

October 27th 12:25-1:35 (7th period)

Judge Mock Trial

Serve a mock trial judge. Guide the trial process, rule on objections, and ensure a fair trial.

1 volunteer

In-person

Friday October 28th 12:23-1:53 (5th period)

Friday October 28th 2:00-3:30 (7th period)

Header photo of Lake Merritt, Oakland, by Daniel Ramirez, courtesy of Creative Commons License