Thursday, July 18, 2013

HBA 8th grade Mock Trial Program

From the Houston Bar Association:

The Houston Bar Association conducts a mock trial program at various 8th grade classrooms within the Houston/Harris County area.  Law Student Assistants will visit a school once a week over a five-week session to teach the elements of a trial, evidence rules, and general preparation for the trial.  This program is unique for two reasons.  First, it is non-competitive.  Second, the students write the crime story themselves.

Position: Assistant with the Houston Bar Association 8th Grade Mock Trial Program

Description: Assist the Houston Bar Association staff in preparing 8th grade students for a mock trial

Qualifications: Interested in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year law students who are currently enrolled.

Availability: The program begins the week of September 9th to November 15th.  There are two five-week sessions during the program. Sessions I – September 9, 2013 to October 11, 2013 Session II- October 14, 2013 – November 15, 2013.  Law students are to work both sessions.

Program Orientation:  Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. at the HBA office, 1001 Fannin, Suite 1300 (downtown).  All law students are to attend one.
Salary: $12.00 per hour plus 0.42 a mile

Time Commitment: Must be available at least one day a week for a two-hour block during regular school hours.    

FOR MORE INFORMATION: CONTACT Lucy Fisher Cain at the Houston Bar Association, 713-759-1133 or email: or