Volunteer to be a Judge with Empire Mock Trial

Empire Mock Trial is a nonprofit that brings together extraordinary high school students from across the U.S. plus 6 countries. Over the past 6 months, the nonprofit has worked hard to plan a mock trial program for them that is fun, safe, and educational during the age of COVID-19 — this fall, it is finally happening.

Volunteer to judge a mock trial on October 28-31 or November 14-16 (attorneys can judge one trial or multiple). All trials will be held online via Zoom. For most of the students, this is the first time they’ve been able to participate in mock trial in 2020, with COVID having canceled their last season. 

Attorneys can learn more about the competitions and sign-up to judge here

The format of each trial depends on which competition you sign-up to judge. Here is a description of each:

  • Empire @ Home on October (28-31) –  students compete from the comfort of their own homes (i.e. you’ll see 12-14 students separately connect to your virtual courtroom). It’s called ‘Empire Chicago’ because we are hosting Chicago themed events for the kids;
  • Empire One (November 14-16) – one mock trial team assembles in one room to compete against another team (i.e. you’ll see only 2 teams separately connect to your virtual courtroom). It’s called ‘Empire New York’ because we are hosting New York themed events for the kids.

Attorneys can earn up to 3 CLE credits for judging. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Empire Mock Trial via phone or email on their website.

Register to Judge at The Downtown

Register to Judge at The Downtown

Empire Mock Trial (Opportunity to Judge)

Empire Mock Trial is excited to invite attorneys to judge at Empire New York, scheduled for November 18-19. The program is run by Empire Mock Trial, an education nonprofit.  The organization is asking attorneys to serve as a judge or juror for one three (3) hour trial, which includes a complimentary meal and brief orientation session.  The remarkable high school students hail from 6 countries and 16 states, and attorneys receive 3 free CLE credits for volunteering.

More program information can be found on the website here—it takes less than 5 minutes for volunteers to register.

For the event flyer, click here.

This is a win-win opportunity for everyone: the local community gets to empower the next generation of leaders, while students learn from their knowledge and expertise.

For more information, please contact 917-426-3682 or judge@empiremocktrial.org.

Earn 3 CLE Credits For FREE While Taking Part In A Great Cause!

The nonprofit Empire Mock Trial is pleased to invite you to serve as a judge or juror at the Downtown Collegiate Program on January 21 or 22 at the SDNY. We’re looking for attorneys to volunteer as judges or jurors for one trial (approximately 3 hours). In exchange for their time, attorneys receive up to 3 non-transition CLE credits in the category of skills. Hosted in conjunction with NYU, the Downtown brings together some of the nation’s top trial advocacy programs, including Harvard, Yale and Columbia, among others.

Register here.

You can help teach talented, motivated college students about the law by volunteering just a few hours of your time. In exchange, we’ll provide you with free CLE credits.

I’ve included general information about the program below, and you can register to judge here.

  • Features four preliminary rounds of competition, and you can judge as many or as few as you like—no litigation experience is required.
  • Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to judge with you at the program. We can pair you together!
  • We’ll serve complimentary food and beverages as a token of our appreciation.
  • Registering takes less than a minute – you can do so HERE.

Have questions?

Call us at (917-426-3682) or email at admin@empiremocktrial.org.

Empire Mock Trial Still Needs Judges

Earn 3 CLE credits for FREE while taking part in a great cause!

Empire Mock Trial

is short on
volunteers – particularly on Sunday, Nov. 13.  Attorneys volunteer
just a few hours of time to evaluate the students on the quality
of their legal arguments and trial advocacy skills. All
participating attorneys earn 3 free CLE credits. If there is a group which would like to judge a round together,
please indicate that on the registration form (link below).

This will be the

nonprofit Empire’s tenth annual “World
Championship” mock trial program on November 12-13 at the federal

court in Brooklyn.  Over 650 talented high school students
from across the globe are traveling to the Big Apple and they need
you to serve as their mock judges and jurors but real life

educators!  By volunteering just a few hours of your time, you can
make a meaningful impact in these young people’s lives while
earning CLE credit in the process.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

                                   REGISTER TO JUDGE HERE

  • Features four preliminary rounds
    of competition, and you can judge as many or as few as you
    like—no litigation experience is required. 
  • Please feel free to invite a
    friend or colleague to judge with you at the program.  We’ll
    pair you together!
  • Our participants hail from 7
    countries (Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea,
    United Kingdom, and the United States) and 20 states.
  • We’ll serve complimentary food and
    beverages as a token of our appreciation.
  • NEW this year: pre-trial
    evidentiary argument and “guest witnesses” – one witness must
    come from a different team, meeting the directing attorney
    less than an hour before trial!
  • Registering takes less than a
    minute – you can do so here.

If you have questions, call (917-426-4574) or email judge@empiremocktrial.org

Judge at Empire New York

Judge at Empire New York

Volunteer to Judge at Empire Mock Trial

Earn 3 CLE credits for FREE while taking part in a great cause!

The nonprofit Empire Mock Trial is pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in its “World Championship” mock trial program on October 24-26 at the federal court in Brooklyn.  Over 550 talented high school students from across the globe are traveling to the Big Apple and they need you to serve as their mock judges and jurors but real life educators!  By volunteering just a few hours of your time, you can make a meaningful impact in these young people’s lives while earning CLE credit in the process.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

General information about the program can be found below, and you can register to judge here.  

  • Features four preliminary rounds of competition, and you can judge as many or as few as you like—no litigation experience is required. 
  • Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to judge with you at the program.  We’ll pair you together!
  • Our participants hail from 7 countries (Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States) and 24 states.
  • We’ll serve complimentary food and beverages as a token of our appreciation.
  • Registering takes less than a minute – you can do so here.

If you have any questions call (917-426-3682) or send email to judge@empiremocktrial.org. Thank you!

Volunteer with Empire Mock Trial: January 24-26

Earn 3 free CLE credits while educating top collegiate mock trial competitors! 
 
The nonprofit Empire Mock Trial, in conjunction with NYU Mock trial, is pleased to invite you to our ninth annual Downtown Invitational mock trial tournament on January 24-26 at the EDNY (225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn. Each year the Downtown brings together sixteen of the top collegiate trial advocacy teams. This year’s field includes Harvard, Columbia, NYU, UVA, 2014 national runner-up Princeton, and the 2014 defending national champion, UCLA. 

You can help teach talented, motivated college students about the law by volunteering just a few hours of your time. In exchange, we’ll provide you with free non-transitional CLE credits in the category of skills. 

 
  • Features four preliminary rounds of competition, and you can judge as many or as few as you like—no litigation experience is required
  • Please free to invite a friend or colleague to co-judge with you at the tournament.  We’ll pair you together!
  • 16top trial advocacy teams will compete including Harvard, Columbia, NYU, UVA, and defending national champion UCLA
  • We’ll serve complimentary food and beverages as a token of our appreciation
  • Registering takes less than a minute – just visit our site
We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.  Feel free to call (917-426-EMTA) or e-mail admin@empiremocktrial.org.
 
We look forward to seeing you in January. 

Volunteer Mock Trial Judges Needed! Earn CLE Credit!

Volunteer Mock Trial Judges Needed! Earn CLE Credit!