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2002 Mock Trial Champion: Franklin High SchoolMarch 24, 2002
Twenty high school teams from across the state competed for the title in a three-day, five-round competition this weekend, arguing the prosecution and defense sides of State of Washington v. Ogden Brown. Written by King County Senior Prosecuting Attorney Mike Lang, this year’s hypothetical case explored a vehicular homicide.
Washington Supreme Court Justice Susan J. Owens presided over the championship trial, and more than 30 judges statewide volunteered their time in the three-day event.
Top ten finalists of the competition are as follows:
The competition is part of the YMCA’s Youth and Government program. Co-sponsors include the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Young Lawyer Division of the Washington State Bar Association, and others.
PROGRAM CONTACTS: Judge William Downing, King County Superior Court 206-296-9362 or Jason Leggett, YMCA Mock Trial coordinator 360-534-0155.
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