LETTERS: Mock trial team a great place to learn about law

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate the members of the Wesleyan mock trial team on their recent championship victory in the Region 9 competition held in Lawrenceville. We wish them well in the upcoming state competition March 18-20 in Lawrenceville.

The State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division is proud to be a co-sponsor of this annual competition as a unique learning experience for the students, a vehicle for an enhanced understanding of the justice system and, ideally, an excellent training ground for future law students and attorneys. We are especially grateful to the many Georgia lawyers who assist their local schools as volunteer coaches and judges of the mock trial competitions.

Since 1988, the Georgia High School Mock Trial program has served thousands of students while also promoting the cause of justice and upholding the integrity of the legal profession in our state.

— S. Lester Tate III

President, State Bar of Georgia