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No case clarifications have been issued this year.


To download our 2016-2017 High School Mock Trial Workbook, which contains the Official Entry Form, case, rules and procedures, click here. This year's case deals with defamation.  


NOTE OF CHANGE OF DATE FOR MOCK TRIAL STATEWIDE FINALS: The date of the state championship finals has been changed from March 21 to March 22, 2017. The snow date, if needed, will be March 28. Please see Rule 2:12 on page 16 of the 2016-2017 Mock Trial Workbook and update accordingly. 


NOTE TO FIRST-TIME TEACHER COACHES: Two experienced mock trial teacher-coaches who are members of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Mock Trial Committee have volunteered to assist first-time mock trial teacher-coaches whose schools have registered for the 2016-2017 Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition. 


Ed Moody ([email protected]) of Kingsway Regional High School in Gloucester County and David Pfeifer ([email protected]) of Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic County are available via email to serve as a "support group" for new mock trial teacher-coaches who have questions limited to the mock trial process and procedure


As usual, questions regarding our 2016-2017 mock trial case and/or rules should be directed to Sheila Boro, the Foundation's director of mock trial programs at 732-937-7519, or e-mail [email protected].


Competition begins on the local level, usually in January or early February. To find out the date(s) and time(s) of your county's competition, or to obtain an attorney-coach for your team, please contact your County Mock Trial Coordinator.



For the second year, the Foundation will sponsor a courtroom art contest for high school students in connection with our Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition. Art students whose schools enter the Mock Trial Competition will be eligible to participate. For further information contact Cynthia Pellegrino at 732-937-7507 or [email protected] 


A list of the 2016-2017 County Mock Trial Coordinators follows:

Addresses and contact information below are provided for official, non-commercial use. Please do not use this information for solicitation purposes.



County Coordinator

Name:    Rebecca C. Lafferty, Esq.

Firm:      Cooper Levenson

             1125 Atlantic Avenue

             Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Tel:        609-572-7750

Fax:       609-572-7551

Email:    [email protected]




County Coordinator

Name:    Nicole McDonough, Esq.

Firm:     Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

             One Riverfront Plaza

             Newark, NJ 07102          

Tel:        973-643-5967

Fax:       973-643-6500

E-mail:   nmcdonough@sillscummis.com





County Coordinator

Name:  Brett E. J. Gorman, Esq.

Firm:    Parker McCay P.A.

           9000 Midlantic Drive

           Suite 300
           P.O. Box 5054

           Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Tel:      856-985-4051

Fax:     856-810-5852

E-mail:  [email protected]





County Coordinator

Name:    Peter Frattarelli, Esq.

Firm:      Archer & Greiner

             One Centennial Square

             Haddonfield, NJ  08033

Tel:        856-795-2121

Fax:       856-795-0574

E-mail:   [email protected]





County Coordinator

Name:    Brett Yore, Esq.

Firm:      Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

             4997 Unami Boulevard

             Suite 2

             P.O. Box 2002

             Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Tel:        609-909-7800

Fax:       609-909-7802

E-mail:   [email protected]





County Coordinator

Name:    Beth White, Esq.

Firm:      Chance and McCann

              201 W. Commerce Street

              Bridgeton, NJ  08302

Tel:         856-451-9100

Fax:        856-455-5227

E-mail:    [email protected]





County Coordinator

Name:    Maria R. Fruci, Esq.

Firm:      Genova Burns LLC

              494 Broad Street

              Newark, NJ  07102

Tel:        973-646-3262

Fax:       973-533-1112

E-mail:    [email protected]




County Coordinator

Name:    Gary D. Thompson, Esq.

Firm:      Ware, Steitz & Thompson

             10 Pitman Avenue

             Pitman, NJ  08071

Tel:        856-589-6300

Fax:       856-589-6309

E-mail:   [email protected]





County Coordinator

Name:    Steve McCurrie, Esq.

Firm:      McCurrie, McCurrie & McCurrie, LLC

             680 Kearny Avenue

             Kearny, NJ  07032

Tel:        201-997-2100

Fax:       201-997-9567

E-mail:   [email protected]




County Co-Coordinator

Name:    John Macce, Esq.

Firm:      Macce & Cresti, PC

             17 East Main Street

             Clinton, NJ  08809

Tel:        908-713-9008

Fax:       908-713-9009

E-mail:   [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:    John J. Burke III, Esq.

Title:      Assistant Prosecutor

Firm:      Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office

             Justice Center

             P.O. Box 756

             Flemington, NJ 08822-0756

Tel:        908-788-1129

E-mail:    [email protected]





County Coordinator

Name:    Katie Magee, Esq.

Firm:      Office of the Prosecutor

             County of Mercer

             P.O. Box 8068

             Trenton, NJ 08650

Tel:        609-989-6370

Fax:       609-394-7258

Email:     [email protected] 




County Coordinator

Name:     Tyler Hall, Esq.

              Rebenack, Aronow & Mascolo

              111 Livingston Avenue

              New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Tel:         732-247-3600

Fax:        732-247-3630

E-mail:    [email protected]





County Coordinator

Name:    Jonathan Goldsmith Cohen, Esq.

Firm:      I. Mark Cohen Law Group

             1 Executive Drive, Suite 6

             Tinton Falls, NJ 07701

Tel:        732-741-9500

Fax:       732-741-0226

E-mail:    [email protected]




County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Rachel A. Parisi, Esq.

Firm:       Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC

              100 Southgate Parkway

              PO Box 1997

              Morristown, NJ  07962-1997

Tel:         973-889-4261

Fax:        973-538-5146

E-mail:    [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Pamela R. Kaplan, Esq.

Firm:       Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC

              100 Southgate Parkway

              P.O. Box 1997

              Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Tel:         973-889-4352

Fax:        973-538-5146

E-mail:    [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Deborah H. Share, Esq.

              Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC

              100 Southgate Parkway

              P.O. Box 1997

              Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Tel:        973-889-4056

Fax:       973-538-5146

E-mail:   [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:     John G. Ducey, Esq.

Firm:       Law Offices of John G. Ducey

              345 Herbertsville Road

              Brick, NJ  08724

Tel:         732-458-5600

Fax:        732-458-5602

E-mail:    [email protected]


County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Maryanne Calvetto, Esq.

              54 East Water Street

              Toms River, NJ  08753

Tel:         732-505-8500

Fax:        732-244-1151

Email:     [email protected]


County Co-Coordinator

Name:    Stacie A. Brustman, Esq.

Firm:      Adams & Brustman, LLC

              550 U.S. Highway 70, Suite A

              Lakehurst, NJ  08733

Tel:         732-657-8300

Fax:        732-657-4545

E-mail:    [email protected]



County Coordinator

Name:      Alfred V. Acquaviva, Esq.

               100 Hamilton Plaza

               Suite 1212

               Paterson, NJ  07505

Tel:          973-684-0623

Fax:         973-279-3892

E-mail:     [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Amanda Hillary Mazzoni, Esq.

Firm:       Mazzoni Law Firm

              1170 East Landis Ave.

              Vineland, NJ 08360

Tel:         856-696-1100

Fax:        856-696-0707

E-mail:    [email protected]


County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Christopher Pine, Esq.

Firm:       Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.

              519 Whitehorse Pike

              Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

Tel:         856-769-0780

Fax:        856-309-5450

E-mail:    [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Adelaide Riggi, Esq.

Firm:       Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC

              425 Eagle Rock Avenue

              Suite 202

              Roseland, NJ 07068

Tel:         973-274-5200

Fax:        973-274-5202

E-mail:    [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:    Jason Storipan, Esq.

Firm:      Fisher & Philips LLP

              430 Mountain Avenue

              Suite 303

              Murray Hill, NJ 08844

Tel:         908-516-1065

Fax:        908-516-1114

E-mail:    [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Janine Cerra, Esq.

              Assistant Deputy Public Defender

              Office of the Public Defender

              20 East Clinton Street

              Newton, NJ  07860

Tel:         973-383-9445

Fax:        973-383-9949

E-mail:    [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:    Daniel A. Benkendorf, Esq.

Firm:      Heymann and Fletcher

             1201 Sussex Turnpike

             P.O. Box 518

             Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970

Tel:        973-895-4400

Fax:       973-895-3005

E-mail:   [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:    Tiffany Heineman, Esq.

              Laddy, Clark & Ryan, LLP

              60 Blue Heron Road, Suite 300

              Sparta, NJ  07871

Tel:         973-729-1880

Fax:        973-729-1224

E-mail:    [email protected]





County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Jared B. Weiss, Esq.

Firm:       Fruchter, Weiss & Associates

              726 Boulevard, Suite 19

              Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Tel:         908-241-2626

Fax:        908-245-5800

E-mail:    [email protected]



County Co-Coordinator

Name:     Scott M. Sinins, Esq.

Firm:       Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn 

                 Wikstrom & Sinis

              201 Washington Street

              Newark, NJ 07102

Tel:         973-642-7005 X 165

Fax:        973-642-2981

E-mail:    [email protected]





County Coordinator

Name:      Scott Wilhelm, Esq.

Firm:        Winegar, Wilhelm

               Glynn & Roemersma

               305 Rosebury Street

               Phillipsburg, NJ  08865

Tel:          908-454-3200

Fax:         908-454-3322

E-mail:     [email protected]