By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
Vigo County eighth graders from two schools are learning about laws and courts from local legal experts beginning this month --- in an educational and challenging experience leading up to National Law on Day on May 1.
The Mock Trial Challenge between Honey Creek and Wilson Middle Schools is set to take place at the Vigo County Courthouse Friday, May 4, in recognition of National Law Day.
According to a Terre Haute Bar Association press release, Students at Honey Creek and Woodrow Wilson Middle Schools will learn many aspects of law during their advisory classes, including:
Volunteer attorneys will act as the defendant and witnesses during the Mock Trials in six courtrooms reserved to conduct the "trials" on the same set of facts.
"The competition between the middle schools is to see which school has the most attorney team wins based
upon the same set of facts," the press release state.
Twenty-eight lawyers will participate in the Mock Trial Challenge, including:
WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL –
HONEYCREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL –
Mock Trial Committee: Hon. Lakshmi Reddy, Vigo County Superior Court 2; Holly Pies, Vigo County School Corporation; Rob Roberts, Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office; Matt Effner, Effner Law Firm; Kim Jackson, Retired Prosecutor; Jim Walker, THBA Coordinator; and Tricia Rose, Tanoos, Cox Zwerner Gambill & Sullivan, LLP.