To make its Mock Trial, Debate, and We the People programs successful, Civics First needs assistance throughout the school year from attorneys, judges, law students, and educators. No experience is necessary, and we promise that you'll find the experience a rewarding one.
Stamford/Norwalk: Friday, December 2 (Trials at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM)
Manchester: Tuesday, December 6 or Tuesday, December 13 (5:30-9 PM)
Waterbury: Friday, December 9 (Trials at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM)
Danbury, Tuesday, December 13 (Trials at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM)
Hartford: Friday, December 16 (Trials at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM)
Middletown: Wednesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 21 (1:30-5 PM)
New Britain: Monday, December 5 and Monday, December 12 (1:30-5 PM)
To register, please use this link to the CBA's registration system. As always, lunch and snacks will be provided for all volunteers. This year's case is Swift v. Smythe, which will introduce our students to very timely election law concepts in a hotly disputed municipal election. After you register, we'll be in touch with more information about parking and orientation for your selected days and times.
The efforts of the volunteer attorneys and judges make the mock trial program a unique opportunity for students around the state, many of whom join the pipeline of the next generation of lawyers. I hope you'll able to join us in the courthouses this year!