Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
Volunteer to judge Boston ABA Moot Court Competition
The ABA Law Student Division needs approximately 180 lawyers and
judges to serve as oral argument judges for the 2011-12 Boston
Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competitions (NAAC). This moot
court competition will be held at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse,
24 New Chardon St., Boston.
The rounds will be held in the late afternoon on Thursday and
Friday, March 8-9 and all day on Saturday, March 10. Judges may
serve multiple rounds if they desire.
- Round 1: Thursday, March 8, 4:30-8:45
- Round 2: Friday, March 9, 4:30-8:45 p.m.
- Round 3: Saturday, March 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:45
- Round 4: Saturday, March 10, 1-3:30 p.m.
- Round 5: Saturday, March 10, 3:30-6 p.m.
Individuals interested in serving as a competition judge are
asked to supply their contact information and law school
Within 10 business days after receipt of your form, the ABA will
send an e-mail confirming your judging assignment. Beginning in
late January, the ABA will provide a bench memorandum, the problem
(record) and instructions on judging. Reviewing these materials is
the only preparation required of competition judges.
This year's problem involves access to health care. It is a civil
case involving a young boy with autism and his efforts to get
coverage for the therapy that his doctor prescribed. The case
raises two federal questions, one under the "Early Periodic
Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment" provisions of the Medicaid Act,
and the other under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental
Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Both issues raise
realistic, cutting-edge questions for which there is no clear
answer in current law.
Questions? Contact Peggy Pissarreck at (312)988-5621 or at [e-mail naac].