FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sheila Boro
February 01, 2010
PRESS INVITED TO BAR FOUNDATION'S HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITIONS AT THE NEW JERSEY LAW CENTER
UPDATE: Please note that competitions scheduled for February 10 and 11 have both been rescheduled for February 23 because of inclement weather.
On Tuesday, February 9; Wednesday, February 10; and Thursday, February 11, high schools from around the state that have won county titles will compete for regional championships in the exciting Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.
The media are encouraged to cover these very special days in court when enthusiastic teenagers will try a fictitious criminal case before New Jersey judges and attorneys at the New Jersey Law Center, located off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.
In the mock trial case to be tried, Loren Perry is accused of kidnapping 12-year-old Bailey Reynolds and is also charged with criminal restraint and false imprisonment.
Contests begin at 10 a.m. each day and should conclude between 4 and 5 p.m.
The schedule is as follows:
February 9: County champions from Southern New Jersey
February 10: County champions from Central New Jersey
February 11: County champions from Northern New Jersey
The annual Vincent J. Apruzzese High school Mock Trial Competition is sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association, in cooperation with New Jersey's county bar associations.
Photographers can expect some great photo opportunities. If you plan to cover the mock trials, please contact Ellen Dweck at 732-937-7523.
Directions to the New Jersey Law Center: From the NJ Turnpike, take Exit 9 to Route 18 North. Follow signs for Route 1 South to Ryders Lane-New Brunswick. The Law Center is the first right turn off Ryders Lane. From Princeton, take Route 1 North to the second Ryders Lane exit (Ryders Lane-New Brunswick). The Law Center is the first right turn.