By Committee Chair – Jacqueline B. Steele
NAWCJ Moot Court Committee Chair
VOLUNTEER JUDGES NEEDED FOR ZOOM!
It is that time of year again judges and we are pleased to announce that we have successfully fielded 26 student competitor teams from 17 different law schools for our annual moot court competition.
Our Preliminary Rounds will be held virtually by Zoom on July 28, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. EST to 2:30 p.m. EST.
Our Sweet 16 Rounds will also be held by Zoom that same day, July 28, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. EST to 5:00 p.m. EST.
Please email the Moot Court Competition Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to volunteer to judge by Zoom on July 28, 2023. Indicate if you are available for preliminary rounds (12:00 – 2:30), Sweet 16 (4:00 – 5:00) or all day so that you may be scheduled properly for the event.
If you have any questions, please email the same address or you may call Jacque Steele at 1-941-320-0132.
Please also mark your calendars for the virtual judges’ meeting from 10:00 a.m. EST to 11:00 a.m. EST on July 28, 2023. Richard Sicking will present the problem and go over the bench brief. He will also field any questions during that preparation session.
We will also be holding a scoresheet training session by Zoom on July 25, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. EST – 1:00 p.m. EST for those interested in training for use of the Google scoresheet to be utilized during the preliminary rounds.
2023 E. EARLE ZEHMER NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION AUGUST 20, 2023 IN-PERSON ORLANDO
We will host the quarter-finalists (8 teams) at the competition during the WCI Convention for rounds including the quarter-finals and semi-finals on Sunday, August 20 with the final two teams arguing before the First DCA on Monday, August 21.
We are in need of 12 judges to volunteer for the in person quarter-final rounds as well as 6 judges to volunteer for the in person semi-final rounds.
We will hold our annual judicial luncheon on August 20, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. followed by the quarter-final rounds at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST and the semi-final rounds from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST. Please email email@example.com if you are able to volunteer for the in-person rounds with your availability. Please also RSVP for the judicial luncheon as all are welcome to attend if able to do so at the convention on Sunday.
On behalf of the E. Earle Zehmer National Moot Court Competition Committee, I extend my sincere thanks for your sponsorship and help in making this annual event such a success.
Thanks so much.
Jacqueline B. Steele
Manatee County Judge
Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida
1051 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Fl 34206
Office: (941) 749-3609