Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2013 Law Day in Newark

Last week Newark Youth Court members showed off their mock trial skills at the Newark Municipal Court’s annual Law Day event, State of New Jersey v. Junior N. Nocent-? It was the second year our Youth Court was invited by the Newark Municipal Court to participate in Law Day. Law Day is an annual nationwide celebration of the impact and importance the legal profession in American society.  Volunteer attorneys from Newark Law Department, led by Chief of Staff Angela Foster, coached the youth court members and prepared them for the mock trial.  The Judge Victoria F. Pratt gave the welcome address and Judge Richard E.A. Nunes, Chief Judge of the Newark Municipal Court, presided over the mock trial, while Youth Court members served as bailiff, attorneys, witnesses and members of the jury.