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Twelve middle school teams throughout the state have advanced to compete in the SC Bar State Middle School Mock Trial Competition Nov. 30- Dec. 1 in Columbia.

One winning team from each of the four competing regions and seven wild card teams, representing the next highest scoring teams from all regions advanced to the state competition after regionals held Nov. 10 in Georgetown, Greenville and Lexington. Those teams are:

Georgetown Region

Greenville Region

Lexington Summary Region

Lexington Westbrook Region

Students presented the plaintiff and defense sides of a fictitious civil case before a panel of local volunteer lawyers and judges. They filled the roles of attorneys, witnesses, bailiffs and timekeepers and were judged on presentation skills.

The Professionalism and Civility Award recipients are:

  • Georgetown – Cario Middle School
  • Greenville – Pleasant Knoll Middle School
  • Lexington Summary – Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
  • Lexington Westbrook – Leavelle McCampbell Middle School

This year’s fictitious civil case is Gray Fields v. Blume Development Corporation in which Gray Fields is suing a quarry development for the death of a child. The teams will present the case again starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Richland County Central Court at Decker Center in Columbia.

The Mock Trial Program is sponsored by the SC Bar’s Law Related Education (LRE) Division, which was developed in 1976 to improve the ability of teachers to instruct law related education. The program is supported by the Bar’s LRE Committee and made possible through a SC Bar Foundation IOLTA grant and the SC Bar.