Each year, the Constitutional Rights Foundation creates a trial case based on an important issue facing America's youth. This year's case is People v. Palmer, a murder trial. Teams of high school students work with teachers and attorney coaches to prepare their version of the criminal case, from both the prosecution and defense perspectives. Real life judges and attorneys score their performance and provide immediate feedback.
Teams from both Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley high schools are competing. The two highest-scoring teams will advance to the finals Feb. 26. The winning team will then represent Contra Costa County at the State Mock Trial competition in Riverside on March 28-30. The California state finalist will compete in the National Mock Trial Competition, held in Wilmington, Del., on May 8-10.
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