HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
Another great year. This was the most competitive and largest competition in the last 15 years for which I have been running this program. Over 25 schools competed in over 70 trials held at the Circuit Court between January 22nd and March 8th, 2019. The winner of the competition this year was Richard Montgomery High School – who always puts together a top 5 team. This program would not be possible without all the attorneys, magistrates and judges who took the time to judge one of the many trials.
I would like to thank:
Samuel Shapiro Shawn Whittaker Alan Levenstein Maura Lynch
David De Jong Mark Futrovsky Richard Schimel Mark Schweitzer
John Murphy Ken West Lili Khozeimeh Ken Armstrong
Colleen Coffman James Hammerschmidt Evan Goitein Scott Futrovsky
Michael Campbell Todd Forster Michael McAuliffe Nicholas Picerno
Jeffrey Harab Daniel Shavitz Nat Finkelstein Larry Ceppos
Jeremy Rachlin Heather Sweren Kate McDonough Courtney Schaefer
Bill Simmons Kristina Badalian Richard Hagerty Michael Neary
Jeffrey Seaman Stephen Shechtel Allison McFadden Marjorie DiLima
Jamie Alvarado-Taylor James Parsons Mort Faller Matthew May
Alan Eisler Bernard Dennis Parva Fattahi Mayah Wells
Darryl Feldman David Schiller Candace Yi Ellery Johannessen
Brian Frank Paul Chung Richard Finci Donna McBride
Rachel T. McGuckian Patricia Weaver Glenn Cooper Clark Wisor
I would also like to thank Special Magistrate Keith Rosa, Magistrate Bibi Berry and Magistrate Lisa Segel, Judge James Sarsfield, Judge Rand Gelber, Judge Eric Nee,
Judge John Moffett, Judge Debbie Dwyer, Judge Margaret Schweitzer and Judge Christopher Folgeman for judging many of the trials.
Of course, without use of the Courtrooms or the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office, none of this would be possible. A big thank you to Judge Harry Storm,
Judge Kevin Hesler, Judge David Lease, Judge Jill Cummins, Judge John Maloney, Judge James Bonifant, Judge Anne Albright, Judge Karla Smith,
Judge Cheryl McCally, Judge Debbie Dwyer and Judge Margaret Schweitzer for use of their courtrooms each evening. A special thank you to Sergeant Nathan Fee and Alexis Zelaya from the Assignment Office for their assistance as well.
Finally, I could not have organized this event without my colleague, Casey Cirner, who was instrumental in arranging all the Courtrooms this year.
~Brad Bernstein, Co-Chair
Bradford S. Bernstein
Casey L. Cirner
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