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.
The Championship tournament's four rounds are scheduled to begin in the afternoon on Friday, March 1st. There will be two rounds on Friday, March 1st and two rounds on Saturday, March 2nd. The top two teams will compete in a championship round Sunday morning, March 3rd.
Our goal is to have at least 3 scoring judges (jurors) 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.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR VOLUNTEERING!!!