June 29- Volunteers needed for training program at Stetson Law

Contact Frank Klim
Executive Director of Communications
(727) 562-7889

Gulfport, Fla. – Stetson University College of Law and the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar are looking for volunteers to serve on juries of mock trials as part of a training workshop for Florida lawyers.

The mock trials will allow volunteers to experience what it is like to serve on a jury or play the role of witnesses as real lawyers argue simulated cases before real judges. An intense five day training clinic, “Trial Skills and Techniques: Becoming a Champion Litigator,” sponsored by the College of Law and the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar, will conclude July 25 with a full day of training trials on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.

Volunteers are needed to play both the roles of jurors and also the roles of witnesses, which require more preparation than serving as jurors.

Volunteers can sign up for trials set for the morning (8 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.). At noon, a complimentary lunch will be provided to all volunteers. The mock trials will take place in the courtroom-classrooms at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport.

Those interested in volunteering as either a juror or a witness should contact Stetson’s Office for Continuing Legal Education at (727) 562-7800 Ext.7981 and ask for Petra Hewitt.