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Mock Trial for High School Students

A massive fire breaks out at an auto manufacturing facility, where one of two companies is competing to be the first to mass-market a revolutionary technology. Arson charges are filed, but is the defendant guilty as charged? Based on the legal arguments and evidence, the jury must decide.

The Lebanon County Bar Association is offering this Introduction to Mock Trials for high school students in Lebanon County on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lebanon County Municipal Building. A pre-trial information session will be held for students on Tuesday, April 18 in the Municipal Building.

Students will participate as members of the jury in the fictional criminal trial, with attorneys from the Bar Association acting as defense and prosecution attorneys in the case. Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas Judge Bradford Charles will preside over the case.

Students who are interested in participating should contact the Bar Association office at 717-273-3113 or More detailed materials will be sent to those who register. There is no cost to participate.

The LCBA is the professional association for attorneys in Lebanon County, providing continuing education opportunities, networking and acting as liaison to the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The organization also works to strengthen ties with the community through a lawyer referral program, outreach through schools and supporting local organizations.