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March 16, 2011 - 10:39pm

Students compete in mock trials at Genesee County Court House

posted by Howard B. Owens in education, law.

Students from 10 regional schools -- including five from Genesee County -- were in the Genesee County Court House this evening competing in a series of mock trials.

The winners will move up to competitions that could eventually lead to placement in a statewide tournament.

Mock trials provide students with a scenario to test their trial skills and knowledge of the law. Each team consists of six people -- three attorneys and three witnesses.

In this case, the scenario involved a dispute between a village board (a fictional place called Empirevllle) and a high school. The mayor pushed through parking restrictions around the school, and one student, who received a parking ticket, is challenging the legality of the ordinance.

Local schools participating Wednesday night where Alexander, Batavia, Byron-Bergen, Pavilion and Notre Dame.

These pictures come from the session between Alexander and Batavia.

The Alexander team is Jeff Elleman, Chris Snyder, Jimmy Moore, Cory Henderson, Christa Bestehorn and Lacy Moore.

The Batavia team is Pat Flynn, Evan Sutherland, Maura Chmielowiec, Eva Reda-Kendrick, Nate Kabel and McKenzie Stevens.

Local attorney Tom Burns served as judge for this session.

Students and parents who wish to purchase prints of these pictures can click here.

More pictures after the jump:

Conor Flynn
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Batavia mock trial team reaffirms itself as the best team in the county. Good job guys.
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They all look calculating. I've seen the evil eye like the girl in the second picture is giving, before. All women know how to do that.

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