Mock Trial judges needed for preliminary trials

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022
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The Massachusetts Bar Association's 2022 Virtual High School Mock Trial Program is looking for attorneys to serve as judges at trials scheduled for January, February and March.

Currently, there are virtual trials in need of a judge during the competition's preliminary rounds. Trials typically begin at 3 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering to act as a judge in a trial, please contact us. All judges will be provided case materials, a link to the Jan. 4 Judges' Orientation and all pertinent information in advance of the scheduled virtual trials. 

Preliminary Week #1 Open Trials:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18: 7 trial slots available
  • Wednesday, Jan. 19: 5 trial slots available

Preliminary Week #2 Open Trials:

  • Monday, Jan. 24: 7 trial slots available
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25: 6 trial slots available
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26: 5 trial slots available
  • Thursday, Jan. 27: 11 trial slots available

Interested in one of these open trials? Please contact us.

This year, the teams are presented with a criminal case. On Nov. 29, 2019, Alex MacArthur, Katherine Denger and Clarke Painter drove to Leo’s Convenience Store for the alleged purpose of collecting an alleged debt that one of the store employees, Hank Isselback, owed to Painter. Gunplay ensued, and Isselback’s sibling, Dan/i, was fatally shot by MacArthur. MacArthur pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is awaiting sentencing. Denger has been charged with accessory to murder and is awaiting trial. In this case, the defendant, Painter, is charged with first-degree felony murder for their participation as joint venturer with MacArthur and Denger in the commission or attempted commission of the predicate felony of armed robbery, which resulted in the death of Dan/i Isselback.

Questions? Please contact Mock Trial Central at (617) 338-0570 or via email.