LawFuel.com – Small Law Firm News – The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Durham North Carolina Regional High School Mock Trial Competition on Feb. 9.
The North Carolina High School Mock Trial competition provides an opportunity for North Carolina students to learn about the justice system and legal process. In preparing for the competition, students learn about a specific legal issue and the manner in which the legal issue is presented to judges and jurors. Students apply public speaking, analytical skills and leadership in a courtroom setting. Most students describe the experience as helping them develop skills that will serve them well in any career they pursue, as well as develop confidence. The mock trial competition began 20 years ago in Raleigh, but has since developed into a competition that spans over eight regions and consists of around 70 teams.
This year’s competition will be held at the Orange County Courthouse in nearby Hillsborough, NC in light of the current physical move of the Durham County Courthouse in Durham.
Approximately eight teams will participate in the competition on Saturday in which local volunteer attorneys serve as judges and jurors. Team registration begins at 8:45 a.m., and the final round of the competition will begin at 4:15 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow at 6 p.m.
“The mock trial competition is a great way for North Carolina’s young adults to get exposure to the justice system, as well as develop analytical thinking and team play.” said Attorney Tara Williams, a shareholder and the head of the firm’s social service committee. “It is very rewarding to see students work so hard and grow in their confidence and aspirations. We are happy to contribute to the process in this way.”
For more information about the Durham Regional High School Mock Trial Competition, please visit http://ncmocktrial.org/competitions/regionals.
About the Firm:
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 30 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Eminent Domain, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Three of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law, and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.