Lawyers Journal

A call for coach, mentor volunteers

Over the course of the fall the Community Services Department will be recruiting volunteers for a number of programs:

Mock Trial

In preparation for the 23rd Annual Statewide Mock Trial Program, the MBA invites you to volunteer as an attorney coach or judge.

Open to all public and private high school students in Massachusetts, the Mock Trial Program is a rich curriculum that promotes the development of fundamental knowledge, sound judgment and critical thinking skills. In Mock Trial, students are placed in a simulated courtroom situation where they assume the roles of lawyers and witnesses in a hypothetical case.

Members are needed to coach a team in their community or to serve as judges in the trials that take place throughout the state. To volunteer, call (617) 338-0570 or e-mail [e-mail mocktrial].

Career awareness programs

Volunteers are frequently needed to participate in career awareness programs aimed at introducing young people to careers in the law. These programs include Choose Law; a program created by the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association. It encourages students, especially students of color, to “be the change” they wish to see in the legal system by considering law careers. Attorneys from all areas of law are welcome to participate.

As the year progresses, please keep an eye out for more information. To volunteer, or find out more about our programs, call (617) 338-0695 or e-mail [e-mail communityservices].

©2017 Massachusetts Bar Association