Judge at Empire San Francisco

October 7-9, 2017
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

You can help impact 275 students by judging one round of mock trial!

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WHO WE ARE

Facts

  • Empire Mock Trial is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Read about our mission.
  • We host mock trial programs for high school students in New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta.
  • Since 2007, Empire has educated 4,500 students from 7 countries. Read about our global network.
  • Learn about the lives that we’ve touched by watching our impact video to the right, or meet our students here.

Impact

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YOUR SUPPORT CHANGES LIVES

“The Empire Mock Trial competition provides an excellent learning opportunity for all participants. Not only have our students from Jonesboro High School expanded their legal knowledge, but they have also benefited from the unique cultural experience of interacting with students from other states and countries.”

– Honorable John Carbo, Chief Judge, State Court of Clayton County, GA

Don’t take our word for it—hear what our judges have to say:

Paul LaFata Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Empire NY 2010 - 2016

Empire SF 2014 - 2016

Empire ATL 2015 - 2016

Why volunteer?

  • It’s fun. Our cases are fascinating. The kids are immensely talented, energetic and diverse—you could be judging a student from San Francisco or Korea!
  • It’s rewarding. By volunteering your time, you are making an impact in the lives of young people. You’re teaching them about the law and empowering them to be better thinkers and speakers.
  • It’s a community. Our staff and volunteers (just like our students) are tight knit. They’re enthusiastic. By volunteering, you are joining an Empire Family of 4,500 worldwide!

Don’t take our word for it—hear what our judges have to say:

G. Aaron James Law Offices of G. Aaron James

Empire NY 2011 - 2016

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Join us at Empire San Francisco

  • We’re asking attorneys or law students to judge ONE 3.5 hour trial on October 7, 8 or 9 (though you can judge more than one, if you’d like).  Each trial also includes a 30 minute orientation.
    • Sat, 10/7 – report at 9:30 AM or 2:15 PM
    • Sun, 10/8 – report at 9:30 AM or 2:15 PM
    • Mon, 10/9 – report at 10 AM
  • The program is hosting 275 students from the US, Hong Kong, and the Republic of Korea and hailing from 13 states (AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MN, OR, TX, UT, WA), including 7 teams from California (two from the Bay Area).
  • The trials are held at U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (click to see courthouse location).
  • Attorneys will either serve as a presiding judge or scoring juror, and will provide students with both written and oral feedback.
  • Pre-trial Evidentiary Motion Argument, with questioning by the pre-trial presiding judge
  • Complimentary food will be served!

Watch Empire’s students in action

2011 Championship RoundEmpire New YorkLa Reina High SchoolPlaintiff (CA)v. Wyoming Seminary PreparatoryDefendant (PA)

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