Donate to the Mock Trial Program
We need your help. For the past 31 years, the MSBA has coordinated the High School Mock Trial Program. Mock Trial is an exciting law-related education program that introduces students to the American legal system and provides a challenging opportunity for personal growth and achievement through simulated courtroom trial competitions. Thousands of students across Minnesota have participated in Mock Trial over the years, and the experience inspired many of them to attend law school. Today you will find our former mock trial participants in law firms, courtrooms, businesses and solo practices around the state.
In order to ensure the viability of this important program for the future, the MSBA created a separate 501(c)(3) called the Amicus Society to allow tax-deductible donations to Mock Trial. The Amicus Society's goal is to raise $30,000 for Mock Trial in sponsorship dollars and donations every year. The MSBA remains committed to funding a portion of the program but we need your help to pay for costs such as team and judges training, courtroom expenses and awards.
We hope we can count on your support in order to continue this valuable experience for youth throughout Minnesota. Donating through the Amicus Society is simple and tax-deductible. Please visit us onGiveMN.org. You may also send a donation to the MSBA Mock Trial Program. Please make your check payable to The Amicus Society. Your name will be placed on our website, the Mock Trial State Competition materials, and included in a thank you advertisement in our April Bench & Bar magazine.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim Basting at (612) 278-6306. Thank you to those that have already donated this year!
The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2016 competitions!
See the full list: April 2016 Bench & Bar Digital Edition (pages 26-27)
We also want to extend our gratitude to those that supported the program:
Blackwell Burke, PA
District Bar Associations
(First; Fifth; Sixth; Seventh; Eighth; Twelfth; Nineteenth)
Felhaber Larson Foundation
Mack & Santana Law Offices
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
Minnesota Judicial Branch
Minnesota State Bar Foundation
Minnesota State Bar Association Sections
(Administrative Law; Animal Law; Antitrust Law; Appellate Practice; Children & the Law; Civil Litigation; Computer & Technology Law; Construction Law; Corporate Counsel; Criminal Law; Food & Drug Law; Labor & Employment Law; Outstate Practice; Public Law; Public Utilities; Real Property Law; and Solo & Small Firm)
Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society
Paradigm Reporting & Captioning
Ratwik Roszak & Maloney PA
Robins Kaplan LLP Foundation
St. Paul Mounted Police Unit
Individual Donations: Peter Barry; Michael Baxter; Patrick Bradley; Ann Browning Zerby; Charles Cochrane; James Dehn; Robert DeMay; James Forman; Justin & Hilary Fox; Richard Lesicko; Erik Levy; David Lillehaug & Winifred Smith; Laura Mack Wagner; William McGinnis; Nancy McLean; Nicholas Miller; Bridget Nason; Kristin Olson; Pam Rochlin; Randy Sparling; Karen Wolff
Endorsed by the Minnesota Academic League Council. [Reach for the Stars catalogue]