The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will sponsor free mock trial workshops for elementary, middle and high school teachers in October at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Teachers attending the workshops will receive professional development hours.
The Foundation’s Law Fair/Law Adventure Workshop for teachers of grades 3 through 8 will be held on Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Teachers will learn about the elements of a mock trial, and will find out how to enter the foundation’s Law Fair Competition for grades 3 through 6 and Law Adventure Competition for grades 7 and 8. This year’s workshop will feature a lively mock trial performance by 2019 winning third-graders. The entire audience will serve as jurors.
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s High School Mock Trial Workshop for Teacher coaches and Attorney coaches will be conducted on Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Speakers will explain the contest structure and judging process. Last year’s championship teams will enact the new case for 2019-20.
High school art educators are invited to a workshop on Oct. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., where they will learn about the history of courtroom art, the skills and techniques required, as well as the rules and procedures for the fifth annual student contest that takes place in conjunction with the 2019-20 Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.
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