Region III High School Mock Trial Competition takes place this weekend

The Region III High School Mock Trial Competition takes place this weekend – Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 – and will involve 11 participating teams from nine schools. The competition will take place at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse, 300 North Blvd. The first round begins Friday at 1:15 p.m. Saturday’s competition begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.


The top two winning teams from this weekend’s competition will go on to compete at the state-level of the 2013 Judge Richard N. Ware IV Memorial High School Mock Trial Competition at the federal courthouse March 23, 2013, at 800 Lafayette Street in Lafayette, La. This year’s national competition will be held May 9-11, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana.


The Region III Mock Trial Competition is a youth education program of the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation and is coordinated by Lynn Haynes. Lauren B. Reed is the chairperson of this year’s Mock Trial Competition, while Tavares Walker is the vice chair. Reed practices with the Louisiana Department of Justice. Walker is a counselor / development officer with the Southern University Law Center.


The Louisiana parishes that are included in Region III are Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Tangipahoa and Washington.


This competition is sponsored by the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation in conjunction with the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council and is financially assisted by the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account (IOLTA) program and the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation.