Please be sure to encourage your students to consider participating in the Mock

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Please be sure to encourage your students to consider participating in the Mock Trial Summer Institute (MTSI). MTSI is scheduled for July 16-21, 2017 at the Silver Bay YMCA on the shores of beautiful Lake George. If you have not had a student attend MTSI, now is the time! The students who return from MTSI become the team leaders of tomorrow and an inspiration to the rest of the team. Having a student or two attend MTSI will give you a definite leg up as you start the tournament season next year. The tournament finals will be held in Albany, May 21-23, 2017. As in years past, the regional winners in each of the eight regions will be invited to participate in the semi-finals, and two of the teams will advance to the final round the last day. The New York Bar Foundation is generously supporting the tournament again this year and will fund the teams’ room and board for the state tournament. More details will be available closer to the date of the tournament. This year’s Mock Trial Tournament materials will be posted on the Law, Youth and Citizenship website, (click on the NYS Mock Trial tab). Updates will also be provided on Facebook at and on Twitter @NYSMockTrial . We trust you will enjoy working on this year’s case. Best wishes to all of you for a successful and challenging mock trial tournament. Sincerely, Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, Red Hook Chair, Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship Craig R. Bucki, Esq., Buffalo Chair, Mock Trial Subcommittee Subcommittee Members : Melissa Ryan Clark, Esq., New York City Christopher E. Czerwonka, Esq., New Windsor Christine E. Daly, Esq., Chappaqua Eugenia Brennan Heslin, Esq., Poughkeepsie Seth F. Gilbertson, Esq., Syracuse Stuart E. Kahan, Esq., White Plains Susan Katz Richman, Esq., Hempstead Lynn Boepple Su, Esq., Old Tappan Oliver C. Young, Esq., Buffalo
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 3 STANDARDS OF CIVILITY “. . . [O]urs is an honorable profession, in which courtesy and civility should be observed as a matter of course.” Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York The following standards apply to all Mock Trial Tournament participants, including students, teachers, attorneys, and parents/guardians. A Mock Trial Tournament participant’s failure to abide by any of these standards may result in the disqualification of his or her team from the Tournament, pursuant to the sole discretion of the New York State Bar Association Law, Youth and Citizenship Committee’s Mock Trial Subcommittee . 1. Lawyers should be courteous and civil in all professional dealings with other persons. 2. Lawyers should act in a civil manner regardless of the ill feelings that their clients may have toward others. 3. Lawyers can disagree without being disagreeable. Effective representation does not require antagonistic or acrimonious behavior. All participants in the Mock Trial Tournament shall avoid vulgar language or other acrimonious or disparaging remarks, whether oral or written, about other Mock Trial Tournament participants.
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