Lawyers are Needed for Moot Court Competition. This information is posted at the request of the program. Your help is appreciated.
On October 22 and 23, 2005 , EKU will once again host the Sanders Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, a well-regarded annual event that draws competitors from across the nation. It is sponsored by Northern Kentucky attorney and EKU Distinguished Alumnus Bob Sanders.
In order to make this event a success, EKU needs the assistance of judges, attorneys and law students from across the state. Approximately 26 teams from across the nation will participate, requiring us to fill over 150 judging slots. The EKU Mock Trial Program urgently requests your help in educating these future attorneys.
Each round lasts approximately three hours and is preceded by a 30-minute judge orientation session. Volunteer judges will receive a rules packet in advance, but are not expected to review case materials. Attorneys are eligible for two hours of Kentucky CLE credit for volunteering their time. CLE forms will be available on site at the tournament. You need not have mock trial or litigation experience to serve as a judge. All judges will receive a confirmation card upon receipt of the sign-up information, a full packet containing rules, a schedule and maps approximately 10 days prior to the tournament and a confirmation phone call the week of the tournament. The tournament is held on the EKU campus in Richmond. Snacks or a light meal will be provided during each orientation session. And there will be coffee!
Judges may sign up for one, two, three or four rounds. You may sign up for as many rounds as your schedule permits and may judge multiple rounds. We prefer as many as possible, but will take whatever time you can give!
In the past, student participants have offered favorable evaluations of tournaments hosted by EKU, particularly with regard to the quality of the judging. We hope to maintain that reputation for providing thoughtful and valuable feedback from well-qualified judges, with your help.
If you would like to serve, please return this email with the following information or fax the information to 859-622-8019:
__ Round I, Saturday, October 22, 9:00-12:30pm
__ Round II, Saturday, October 22, 2:00-5:30pm
__Round III, Sunday, October 23, 8:00-11:30am
__Round IV, Sunday, October 23, 1:00-4:30pm
For more information about the event, please contact Mock Trial Program Director, Sara Zeigler, at Sara.Zeigler@eku.edu or at 859-622-5931.
For information on the tournament schedule, local restaurants and lodging, please visit the tournament web site (still being updated) at www.people.eku.edu/zeiglers/tournament.htm
Sara L. Zeigler, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Political Science
Interim Chair, Department of Government
Eastern Kentucky University