MN Wild


Mock Trial Advisory Committee


To support and promote recruiting efforts of attorneys and judges to participate in the regional and state tournaments; to select the case to be used for the upcoming year and determine clarifications; to resolve issues of disputes regarding competition rules and to update as needed; to resolve issues of disputes regarding ranking and scoring when MSBA staff is not present; to secure additional funding for the Mock Trial program through fundraising efforts through outside organizations and the Amicus Society; to help with promoting the Mock Trial program to schools, and assist with securing CLE credit for training for attorneys and judges involved in judging/and or coaching in the Mock Trial program.

Current Subcommittees

  • Competition Case
  • Competition Rules
  • Team Training
  • Judges Training
  • Fundraising - Amicus Society
  • State Tournament

Chair Person

Honorable Peter Cahill, Fourth Judicial District

2017-18 Committee Roster

Melissa A. Barreto-Cianci, Rochester
Honorable James E. Dehn, Cambridge
Ms. Dyan J. Ebert, St. Cloud
Mr. Thomas R. Hanson, Prior Lake
Mr. Nicholas A. Hydukovich, Stillwater
Ms. Lauren N. Johnson-Naumann, Lakeville
Honorable William H. Koch, Minneapolis
Mr. Todd L. Kosovich, Little Falls
Mr. Erik B. Levy, Minneapolis
Associate Justice David L. Lillehaug, St. Paul
Mr. William J. McGinnis, Rochester
Ms. Nancy J. Norman Sommer, Anoka
Ms. Kristin M. Olson, Minneapolis
Mr. H. William Oosterman, Mounds View

Mr. Steven R. Ott, Shakopee
Mr. Robert J. Patient, St. Paul
Mr. Steven D. Pattee, Lakeville
Ms. Wynne Reece, Minneapolis
Honorable Kathleen Sanberg, Minneapolis
Ms. Torrie J. Schneider, Hastings
Mr. Marc A. Sebora, Hutchinson
Mr. Christian R. Shafer, Minneapolis
Ms. Amanda C. Sieling, Granite Falls
Mr. Randy J. Sparling, Minneapolis
Honorable Antonio Tejeda, St. Paul
Honorable Mark C. Vandelist, Le Sueur
Ms. Nancy A. Wiltgen, Winona

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which every member can participate in the Mock Trial program.  Please contact us if there are reasonable accommodations that would allow you to participate more fully.  Such requests should be directed to Kim Basting, Director of Mock Trial Program at (612) 278-6306.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to mock trial through the Amicus Society on  Your financial support is appreciated!

If you are interested in learning more about the Mock Trial Advisory Committee, please contact Kim Basting
at (612) 278-6306 or (800) 882-6722.