Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
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From left to right: Andrew P. Strehle, partner, Brown Rudnick LLP; MBA President Denise Squillante; Albert W. Wallis, executive director, Brown Rudnick Center For The Public Interest.

Brown Rudnick LLP donates $25,000 to MBA 2010-11 Mock Trial program

Brown Rudnick LLP through its Center for the Public Interest in Boston on Tuesday presented the Massachusetts Bar Association with a $25,000 check for the Mock Trial Program. The international law firm has supported the program since 1998.

More than 100 schools across the state are expected to compete in this year's 26th annual program, which kicks off in January with preliminary trials. The program places high school teams from 16 regions across the state in a simulated courtroom situation.

This year's criminal case involves a charge of involuntary manslaughter against a teenager for the death of two people in a car accident. The defendant is accused of stealing a Stop sign as part of a high school scavenger hunt.

The finals will be held on April 1. Last year, The Winsor School of Boston won the state championship and placed 11th in the national tournament.

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