Wyoming High School Mock Trial Creates Recruitment Video

CHEYENNE – Judges, lawyers, teachers and students make compelling arguments for getting involved with mock trial, in a new video produced for Wyoming High School Mock Trial and posted on its Website.

“It’s amazing what you see happen to these kids,” says Tim Freymouth, a teacher at Casper Kelly Walsh High School and coach of the KW mock trial team. “They become self-confident, polished, fast-thinking, well-spoken seniors,” he says on the video. One of his students, Mary Gray, says mock trial “allows us to formulate skills that will help you in the real world.”

Cheyenne Central coach and attorney Rob Jarosh also talks about the transformation of students from timid to confident. “By the end of the year, they are comfortable standing up in front of   a federal judge making an opening statement, which is a pretty cool thing.”

For attorney coaches, state District Judge Keith Kautz says that if they want to get better at their craft, “coach it.” He adds, “I have never been prouder of being a Wyoming lawyer than when the kids ‘get it’ and when they talk about the case and why it worked and they appreciate what we have.”

Watch the video and learn more about Wyoming High School Mock Trial at www.wyomingmocktrial.com. There is time to contact a high school and look into the possibility of organizing a team of 6-8 students for the competition Nov. 21, 2015, in Cheyenne. Wyoming attorneys and judges also may volunteer to score and preside over trials at the competition.

For more information, contact WHSMT coordinator Marguerite Herman at wyomingmocktrial@gmail.com or call 307-638-1468.

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