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Kim Basting
Director, Mock Trial Program
(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! 

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 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!

Thank You!

The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2018 competitions!  A special thank you to the Minnesota Judicial BranchUnited States District Court, District of Minnesota, and United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota for providing courtroom space for our Regional and State competitions and also the Minnesota Tax Court for traveling to judge two rounds in greater Minnesota..  

See the full list: 2018 April Bench & Bar OR 2018 April Bench & Bar (pgs 26-27)

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

ABOTA - MN Chapter
Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala
District Bar Associations
(First; Third; Fifth; Seventh; Eighth; Twelfth; Fifteenth; Eighteenth)
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
Mack & Santana Law Offices
Minnesota Civil Trial Specialists
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)
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; Food & Drug Law; Health Law; Immigration Law; Labor & Employment Law; Outstate Practice; Practice Management & Marketing; Public Law; Public Utilities Law; Real Property Law; Tax Law)
Nichols Kaster PLLP;
Ratwik Roszak & Maloney PA
Thomson Reuters 

Individual Donations: Michelle Achterberg Welch; Michael Baxter; Ronald Blum; Peter & Jane Cahill; Nicole Cayko; Zachery Crain; James & Kathryn Dehn; Hilary & Justin Fox; Kurtis Greenley; Robert Hanson; Marcy Harris; Mark Kappelhoff; William & Laurie Koch; Thomas Kuesel; Eric Larson; Richard Lesicko; David Lillehaug & Winifred Smith; Nancy McLean; William McGinnis; Bridget Nason; Thomas Neuville; Kristin M. Olson; Robert & Rebecca Patient; Larry Peterson; Noble Simpson; Christina Snow; Randy Sparling; Thomas Stanley; Patricia Stotzheim; Mary Vasaly; Nancy Wiltgen; Karen Wolff; Paul Zerby; Numerous Anonymous Donors.

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