Brown Rudnick LLP, through its Center for the Public Interest,
presented the Massachusetts Bar Association with a $25,000 check
for the Mock Trial Program on Nov. 16. 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