Volunteer Judge Registration Form
Covington, Kentucky March 1-3, 2019
By participating you will qualify for 2 hours CLE public speaking credit. Forms will be provided.
thank you for volunteering
The Kentucky High School Mock Trial Tournament is a competition that involves simultaneous regional tournaments in Lexington and Louisville on February 2 and 3. The top eight teams from each region will advance the the Championship Tournament in Covington. This is a three-day tournament from March 1 - 3 at the Kenton County Justice Center.
This year's case is a personal injury lawsuit filed against Forensitech, Inc. a Forensic Science Summer Camp. The Plaintiff, Justin Burke, was paralyzed in a fall while hiking and has alleged Forensitech’s gross negligence was the cause. Forensitech defends arguing that it was not gross negligent. In addition, Forensitech argues that the plaintiff was comparatively at fault for failing to disclose his preexisting diabetes to the camp. As with all mock trial cases, there are many twists and turns for the students to negotiate. The students have prepared the case for trial. They have learned the rules of evidence and will be arguing evidentiary objections throughout the trial. It is an exciting competition to watch and judge. I encourage any of our local practitioners who have never seen a mock trial competition to participate.
As mentioned above sixteen teams advanced from the regional competitions in Lexington and Louisville to compete in the state championship in Covington. The tournament's four rounds are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1st. ****Judges will need to report 30 minutes before each round for a review of how to score the rounds. There will be two rounds on Friday and two rounds on Saturday, March 2nd. The top two teams will compete in a championship round Sunday morning, March 3rd.
The tentative schedule is:
Friday, March 1st
12:00 p.m. check-in
12:15 p.m. Coaches meeting/Courtroom assignments
12:30 p.m. Judges Meeting
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Round 1
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Lunch (Pizza provided to coaches and teams)
4:30 p.m. Judges Meeting
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Round 2
Saturday, March 2nd
8:00 a.m. check-in
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Round 3
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Sub sandwiches provided to coaches and teams)
12:30 p.m. Judges Meeting
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Round 4
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Reception at Marriott RiverCenter
Sunday, March 3rd
8:30 a.m. Judges Meeting
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Championship round
Our goal is to have at least 3 scoring judges in each courtroom along with a presiding judge for each round. As such, we will need 32 judges for each of the scheduled rounds on Friday and Saturday. Fully staffing the judging panel is critical for the success of this event. I ask that you please assist in the recruiting of volunteer judges by soliciting lawyers and judges from around the state and forwarding to them the following link to sign up: http://www.kymocktrial.com/covington-volunteer-judge-registration-form
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR VOLUNTEERING!!!