On September 24th, Discovering Justice hosted its first ever online orientation for more than 40 legal mentors, to prepare partners for the upcoming 2020 Fall Mock Trial season.
Judge Donald Cabell kicked off the training, describing his experience with the program and reiterating his gratitude for attorneys volunteering their time to participate in the program. Over the course of the two hour orientation, legal mentors experienced an online class, assessed the particular challenges we face this semester, and collaborated together to problem-solve these challenges.
Discovering Justice will virtually launch its 2020 Fall Mock Trial Program on October 5th to continue the program’s 20 year history. Students, legal mentors, and teachers from across the state will be engaged online on cases focused on 1st and 4th Amendment rights. The Discovering Justice staff have created a number of interactive learning materials and activities to ensure that students have the opportunity to build their civic skills, engage with the greater community, and transform into empowered community members.
Thirteen teams from across the state are expected to participate.