Community Outreach & Pro Bono

Community Outreach & Pro Bono - 2006

May. 2006

Citizen Schools Mock Trial Program

For the past six years, Todd & Weld has participated in a mock trial program for middle school students as part of the Citizen Schools after-school program for City of Boston students. The current program is a partnership between Citizen Schools and the Discovering Justice Program. It is designed to pair small groups of students with attorneys and staff from Boston's top law firms to learn the ins and outs of the judicial system. Over the course of ten weeks, apprentices learn to craft opening and closing statements and learn how to examine witnesses. The program culminates with an evening of mock trials presided over by state and federal judges at the Moakley Federal Courthouse.

Photos from the Event