Students to play attorneys in mock trial

By Giordan Gallacci - Staff Reporter

Students from Highline's Civil Procedures II class will be playing the role of attorneys and witnesses in a mock trial that takes place today.

The trial will be a chance for the students to demonstrate their understanding of proce- dures presented in Highline's paralegal program.

"Civil Procedures II is one of the classes associated with Highline's paralegal program.

The Legal Studies program has a couple of completion op- tions and assists students in be- coming paralegals, which are in high demand right now.

The trial, however, is a por- tion of the student's grade and will showcase what the students have learned," said Professor Bruce Lamb.

The mock trial will run from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m. in Building 23, rooms 107 and 108.

Staff and students are wel- come to join but there will be limited space due to the loca- tion.
Along with the spectators,

there will be 22 students from the class and retired King County Surperior Court judge Helen Halpert.

"It is open for spectators but there will be limited room in the building we will be in," Lamb said.

The basis of the case has al- ready been described and the students will be responsible for presenting their arguments and fighting the case.

The main plot of the case is rooted in gender discrimina- tion and sexual harassment as the prosecution seeks to prove that a fictitious attorney, Kevin Murphy, caused the demotion of a fellow attorney due to sexu- al harassment.

Staff playing the role of ju- rors will determine the out- come based on the student's arguments.

"The mock trial's main pur- pose is to show what the stu- dents have been learning and for them to get some hands-on experience," Lamb said.

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