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Friday, March 9, 2012

Mock Trial Win!

Congratulations to the JBHS Mock Trial 2012 team on winning its first competition last week. The state-wide tournament pits over 90 NYS schools against each other in local and regional competitions, followed by a championship round in Albany in May. 

The YOF team was supported in its efforts by teacher-coach Howard Rothbort, and attorney-advisor Jack Erdos. Mr. Erdos, a YOF parent, is an attorney who volunteers in the NY State Mock Trial tournaments. Coincidentally and fortunately for us, he was assigned to help YOF train for the competition.

Team members are: Daniel Cohen, Edan Darmoni, Rachel Erani, Ezra Idy, Solly Idy, Shterny Isseroff, Gaby Kabarriti, Yaron Marciano, Sally Saban, Marc Smouha, Isaac Tessone, and Tali Zenilman. 

This year's case, People of the State of New York v. P.J. Long, is a criminal case in which the defendant is charged with Assault in the Second Degree.

NYS High School Mock Trial is sponsored by the Law, Youth & Citizenship (LYC) Department of the New York State Bar Association and promotes citizenship and law-related education in schools throughout New York State. LYC assists educators in creating opportunities for students to become effective citizens able to participate fully in our democratic society.

Kudos to our team on the first step of the journey!