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Forsyth County Hosts Regional Mock Trial Competition

The public is invited to watch.

Forsyth County is hosting a regional Mock Trial Competition this weekend. 

In the Mock Trial Competition set for Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses, and professional attorneys and judges serve as the presiding judges and evaluators.

About 120 area high school students will be competing and 72 lawyers will be volunteering as evaluators during the two-day event, which will be held at the Forsyth County Courthouse, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming City Hall and the Stone Building.

The top three teams will advance to the district competition in Athens, Ga.

The eight schools scheduled to participate are North Forsyth High School, Forsyth Central High School, West Forsyth High School, South Forsyth High School, Lambert High School, Lanier High School, Milton High School and Wesleyan School.

Round 1 of the competition will be held Friday, Jan. 24. Registration is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and orientation for Round 1 is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Round 1 will begin at 6 p.m.

Round 2 of the competition will be held Saturday, Jan. 25. Orientation for Round 2 is from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Round 2 will begin at 9 a.m.

The final round is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.

The public is invited to attend the event.

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