2015 Mock Trial Cup has a verdict

After two days of fierce competition, the judges have made their ruling and awarded this year’s Paralegal Mock Trial Cup to Sheridan College, with Durham College (DC) weighing in at a close second.

Taking place over March 6 and 7, paralegal students from colleges across Ontario including DC, Centennial, Algonquin, Seneca, Fleming, Sheridan and Loyalist descended on the Oshawa Court House to showcase their advocacy skills as well as their abilities to argue the law.

“This event is not only a practical, but also a fun way to introduce students to a courtroom setting,” said Ana Bernal, professor, School of Justice & Emergency Services. “We would like to thank the professionals who volunteer their time in order to provide a valuable hands-on learning experience.”

Students participated in teams of six in front of a panel of real judges and justices in a competition designed to help develop their public speaking and legal research skills while also helping them build self-confidence.

The annual event is organized by DC’s School of Justice & Emergency Services in conjunction with the Paralegal program and puts students at the forefront of who is up-and-coming in the legal field.

If you’re interested in DC’s Paralegal program, or any other programs the college has to offer, drop by our Open House on Saturday, March 21.