This year’s case was a criminal one with the defendant being charged with assault and battery for punching the victim while claiming self-defense. The other issue was the victim’s lobster boat was sunk, and the defendant is accused of this crime as well. Students play the roles of attorneys, witnesses, bailiffs, and timekeepers.
In addition to team advancement, there were a number of individual awards. For each round, opposing teams and scoring judges named Most Effective Attorneys and Witnesses. In the first round, Kiara Myers won the Judges’ Most Effective Attorney Award while Alejandra Ramirez garnered the Team Most Effective Attorney Award. Garrison Thomas won the Team Most Effective Witness Award while Tyler McCormack was named the Judges’ Most Effective Witness.
The second round resulted in Pallavi Rao being named the Team’s Most Effective Attorney and Garrett Kaufman the Judges’ Most Effective Attorney. Gabrielle Snow was named the Team’s Most Effective Witness and Darius Adamson the Judges’ Most Effective Witness.
The third and final round’s Team Most Effective Attorney was Alejandra Ramirez and the Team’s Most Effective Witness was Garrison Thomas. The Judges’ Most Effective Attorney award went to Kiara Myers.
Special thanks to head coach Tim Hicks, assistant coach Marc Turner, and attorney coach Milton Kimpson. This year's team included Darius Adamson, Erin Blalock, Hannah Hedley, Garrett Kaufman, Andrea Kimpson, Sofia Lynch, Tyler McCormack, Shubhanjali Minhas, Kiara Myers, Alejandra Ramirez, Pallavi Rao, Gabrielle Snow, Garrison Thomas, and Willa Catherine Zeiler.