Supporters of Mock Trial

Donate to the Mock Trial Program

We need your help. For the past 33 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). 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.

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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 the April issue Bench & Bar of Minnesota.

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!

Thank You Supporters!

The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2020 competitions!

A special thank you to Chief Judge John H. Guthmann, Second Judicial District, Chief Justice Lori Skjerven Gildea and Justice David Lillehaug, Minnesota Supreme Court, and courtroom staff for hosting the 2020 State Tournament.

See the full list: April 2020 Bench & Bar

We also want to extend our gratitude to those that have made a donation to the program:

ABOTA - MN Chapter
Amicus Society
District Bar Associations (First; Third; Fifth; Seventh; Eighth; Sixteenth)
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
Minnesota State Bar Foundation
Minnesota State Bar Association Sections  (Administrative Law; Agricultural & Rural Law; Animal Law; Antitrust Law; Appellate Practice; Children & the Law; Civil Litigation; Communications Law; Construction Law; Consumer Litigation; Corporate Counsel; Criminal Law; Employee Benefits Law; Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law; Family Law; Food & Drug Law; Greater Minnesota Practice Law; Health Law; Immigration Law; International Business Law; Labor & Employment Law; Practice Management Law; Public Law; Public Utilities Law; Real Property Law; Solos Small Firm; Sports, Art, & Entertainment Law; Tax Law; Tech Law)
Thomson Reuters 

Individual Donations: Peter & Jane Cahill; David Drueding and Susan Stabile; Richard Lesicko; David Lillehaug & Winifred Smith; William McGinnis; Kristin M. Olson; Robert & Rebecca Patient; Mary Vasaly; Karen Wolff; Paul Zerby; Numerous Anonymous Donors.

Endorsed by the Minnesota Academic League Council. [Reach for the Stars catalogue]

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Kim Basting
Mock Trial Program Director
(612) 278-6306 | (800) 882-6722

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN  55402

Mock Trial Advisory Committee

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

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