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14 High School Teams Advance to the Ohio Mock Trial Cuyahoga Regional Competition
CLEVELAND – February 7, 2011 –The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association announced that 14 of the 36 teams who competed in the 28th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Cuyahoga District Competition on Friday have advanced to the Ohio Mock Trial Cuyahoga Regional Competition on February 25, 2011.
Hundreds of students presented their cases in the courtrooms of the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County and the Cleveland Municipal Court in two afternoon trials. This year’s fictional case asks whether a county coroner’s removal of body parts for scientific analysis constitutes an impermissible taking of property without due process of law in violation of the family members’ constitutional rights. Each team presented both sides of the case in two trials where students played the roles of attorneys, witnesses and bailiffs. Judged by volunteer judicial panelists, the teams who won both trials advanced to the Ohio Mock Trial Cuyahoga Regional Competition, which will be held in Cleveland at the Cuyahoga County Courthouse.
The advancing high school teams are: Brecksville Broadview Heights (Team Gold), Mayfield, North Olmsted (Team Legal Eagles), Orange (Teams Cub, Falcon, Panther and Shark), Solon (Teams R.B. Ginsberg, E. Kagan, J. Roberts and A. Scalia), St. Edward (Teams Gold and Green), and University School (Team Maroon).
For more details on Friday’s competition, check out the press release at www.clemetrobar.org under News, or link to it here.
The Cuyahoga District and Regional Competitions are sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, with funding support from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation. More information is available at http://www.clemetrobar.org/Pro_Bono_and_Community_Programs/Mock_Trial/Ohio_Mock_Trial_Cuyahoga_Competition/.
About the CMBA
The nonprofit Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association operates as a center for legal professionalism in the region, promoting the highest ethical and professional standards. Serving the largest legal community in the state, the CMBA has more than 5,400 members. Learn more at www.clemetrobar.org.