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SIGHT Group Justice for All Mock Trial Competition
April 4, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dear Jurisprudes, Parents and Friends of Nyack Mock Trial:
The Nyack High School Mock Trial Team has once again made it to the Rockland County championship round. It will be this coming Monday, April 4th at 5:30 p.m. The trial will be held virtually in front of Rockland County Supreme Court Judge, Hon. Paul Marx. The link to the Zoom Courtroom appears below.
The case, People Vs. Shawn Miller, concerns charges that Miller conspired with others to set up a classic Ponzi scheme and then swindled investors in his hedge fund out of millions of dollars. In the championship round, Nyack will be defending Shawn Miller. It’s a complicated problem and required students to learn some sophisticated concepts in both the law and the securities industry. Students have been honing their trial skills since October this year and have been learning to conduct a trial on this problem since December. They have put in almost 200 hours of time learning and practicing. They’ve learned about our legal system, legal concepts, the rules of evidence, ethical behavior, courtroom decorum, logical thinking, how to argue effectively and how to “think on their feet.” I know the entire coaching staff; Mr. Steve Nardi and Mr. Patrick Gavigan of the social studies department and assistant attorney advisor, Giulia Palermo, Esq., join me when I say that win or lose on Monday, I’m very proud of the job they have done. Watch them Monday night and you will be too.
Parents should sign on in a different room than team members. There is to be no communication with any team member by anyone else in any form except for the judge and the Rockland County Bar Mock Trial Committee representative during the trial from the moment it starts until after the judge announces the results.
Dr. Duncan Rogers Lee II
Lead Attorney Advisor
Nyack Mock Trial
Holmdel, New Jersey, United States, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/310839