Photo by Seth Boyd
The Maimonides School Mock Trial team gathered in the lobby of Atlanta’s Downtown Hyatt on the morning of May 8 before competing at Atlanta’s Fulton County Courthouse.
Following its March 27 triumph over Sharon High School at the Massachusetts Mock Trial finals in Boston, Brookline’s Maimonides School advanced to the National High School Mock Trial Championship held May 6-10 in Atlanta.
Maimonides’ first trip to the nationals resulted in a 20th-place finish in the 40-team tournament.
Up until the day before the competition began, Maimonides School students were prepared to partially participate in the national event in order to observe Sabbath. However, due to a last-minute scheduling accommodation, Maimonides School participated in the full national competition.
The team’s travels to Atlanta were paid for in part by a $2,500 stipend donated by the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the MBA. The MBA Mock Trial program is made possible by the international law firm of Brown, Rudnick, Berlack, Israels LLP through its Center for the Public Interest in Boston. The center has contributed $25,000 per year to the program since 1998.
For more information on the MBA Mock Trial program, visit www.massbar.org/mock.