Junior high and middle school students will be arguing a fictitious case of a child getting injured on a hike in the case of the Justin Pangelinan vs. ForensiTech, Inc. at the 14th Annual CNMI Junior High Mock Trial on Saturday, March 30, at the Marianas Business Plaza in Susupe.
The CNMI Junior High Mock Trial is a signature program of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council where students learn about the law and standard courtroom procedures. Though the program is non-competitive, special recognition will be given to students who give outstanding performances in their roles as attorneys or witnesses.
This year the participating schools are Mount Carmel School, Saipan Community School, Rota Junior Senior High School, and Tinian Junior Senior High School.
Schools have been paired up over two rounds, which will be presided by a judge. This year’s judges are Associate Judge Wesley M. Bogdan, Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio, and Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho.
The program begins Saturday, March 30, at 9am at the Marianas Business Plaza in Susupe. It is free and open to the public.
The CNMI Junior High Mock Trial is made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the CNMI Judiciary.
For more information, call Council staff at 235-4785. (PR)