2014 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament
Presented with the Michigan Center for Civic Education
March 1—Regional Round, Macomb County
March 8—Regional Rounds, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids
March 15—Regional Round, Pontiac
March 29—State Finals, Lansing
Attorney Volunteers Needed
Volunteer attorneys are needed to serve as judges and court officers for the regional tournaments and state finals. The Tournament requires 180 volunteer judges and bailiff/timekeepers. Volunteer Online
This year's case is a criminal case surrounding the disappearance and alleged murder of a high-school student:
Following Superior High School's Senior Prom, "Sam" Seaside held a party while his/her parents were out of town. Among other things, when Sam's parents returned, Mr. Seaside found that his gun was missing. The following weekend, Sam snuck out of the house to attend a pre-graduation party with some friends. Some of the other students who attended the party saw Sam arguing with his longtime friend "Nicki" Shore. Sometime later, Sam and Nicki left the party in Nicki's car with "Jo" Turner, Nicki's love interest. Nicki never returned home, but his/her car was found in the parking lot near the playground at a local park that Sunday. In the car, police found a bullet, and crime-lab analysis revealed that there were blood stains on the passenger-side interior. After interviewing the available witnesses and conducting extensive forensic analysis, police arrested and charged Sam Seaside for the murder of Nicki Shore. Nicki's body was never found.
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