The natural inclination of people when you mention the word Lawyer is a slight recoil. Almost like no one wants to associate with a lawyer unless they have to and then they have to they want someone who has compassion, experience and an exceptional level of comfort in the area of law they need addressed. Ever wonder how some of the lawyers like this are created? Many of the lawyers of tomorrow are being created and trained in our local high schools and it's important they are acknowledged.
Elk Grove High Schools mock trial team won the annual Gordon D. Schaber Mock Trial & Moot Court Competition on February 29. In this statewide contest high school teams perform a courtroom simulation and they play the role of attorney, witness, plaintiff, clerk and bailiff. This provides a level of reality and helps to establish the thought process people look for when they need to hire an attorney. They learn the questions to ask, how to gather facts and how to present those facts to make their case. The Elk Grove Team moves to the State Competition that starts on March 18th and we wish them well.
The students at Pleasant Grove held a live DUI court trial and sentencing on February 19th at a school assembly. This is coordinated with the Real DUI project which the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office began in 2010 to conduct sentencing hearings in front of students. There is a judge, bailiff, prosecutor, defendant and defense counsel. Juniors and Seniors watch the trail live in the gym and Freshmen and Sophomores watch it on PGTV. This is done in conjunction with the State Office of Transportation Safety. The goal of this program is to lower the number of teen DUI offenses by changing the attitude of teen drivers. This program has been shown to be highly effective at lowering the incidence of teen DUI's.
All of us here at GB legal applaud the students and parents that are involved in programs like these. Exposure to events in the real world matter and make a difference. It is nice to see the impact of programs and events like this on the well being and success of local students.
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