Volunteer Jurors & Appellate Panel Judges

  • Volunteer Jurors and Appellate Panel Judges
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Volunteer Jurors & Appellate Panel Judges

Volunteer jurors and appellate panel judges help create a meaningful final event for participants in Discovering Justice’s Mock Trial & Mock Appeal Program. In December, jurors support our students’ and volunteers’ semester-long efforts by filling the jury box, listening to arguments, determining the case with the guidance of a real judge, and providing feedback. In May, appellate panel judges will read the petitioner and respondent’s appellate memos, listen to and question students during oral arguments, and provide feedback.

A brief reception follows the culminating courthouse events in which attendees come together to celebrate the end of the program. These events are a great opportunity for both first-time volunteers to see our program action and for returning volunteers to deepen their connection to Discovering Justice.

Current Volunteer Opportunity: Appellate Panel Judge with 2023 Mock Appeal Program

As an appellate panel judge, you will be hearing a mock Fourth Amendment case centered around a school’s search of a student’s cell phone. You will listen to oral arguments, pose questions to student attorneys, and deliberate with your panel of a federal or state judge and attorney. A brief celebratory reception will follow the Appeal.

  • Boston: Wednesday, May 31st, 5:00-7:00 pm | John Joseph Moakley U.S Courthouse
  • Brockton: FULL
  • Brookline (Runkle): FULL
  • Brookline (Florida Ruffin Ridley): Wednesday, May 31st, 5:00-7:00 pm | John Joseph Moakley U.S Courthouse
  • Framingham: FULL
  • Medford: Wednesday, May 31st, 5:00-7:00 pm | John Joseph Moakley U.S Courthouse
  • New Bedford: FULL
  • Lowell (Robinson, Stoklosa): FULL
  • Lowell (Sullivan): FULL
  • Providence: Thursday, June 1st, 5:30-7:30 pm | Providence Federal Courthouse
  • Springfield: FULL 
  • Waltham: FULL
  • Worcester: FULL

Contact Malia Brooks at mbrooks@discoveringjustice.org about getting involved or sign up below.

Do you want to attend the event without volunteering as a panel judge? RSVP to watch and attend here

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