January 12, 2005 -
Greater Sudbury students will be participating in a Mock Trial Competition to be held on Monday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at the Sudbury Courthouse located on Elm Street. This year’s Mock Trial Competition represents a joint effort on behalf of Sudbury's legal community and the French Catholic, Rainbow District and Sudbury Catholic District School Boards.|
Groups of Grade 12 Law students from participating schools will compete by holding "mock" trials which will culminate in a final round to decide the winner. St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School will have twelve Grade 12 students participating in the mock trial event as well as Mr. Boisvert’s Grade 11 class from St. Charles College. The mock trial competition is an exciting event which is gaining in popularity. This year there will over 100 students from 8 different schools taking part on January 17 and 18. In last year's competition, St. Benedict's defence team defeated Lockerby Composite's Crown team in the final round of play.
The day begins with an opening address at 8:45 a.m. on January 17 followed by the trial competitions at 9:00 am, 10:30 am and noon. The play off rounds will be held on January 18, 2005.