Parker Straus Volunteers at National Trial Competition

Parker Straus, LLP Attorneys Volunteer to Judge National Trial Competition

March 31, 2016, Fort Worth

On March 31st and April 1st, four of our Associate Attorneys from our Fort Worth office volunteered to judge the preliminary rounds of the National Trial Competition finals. The National Trial Competition was established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students' advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar. The program is designed to expose law students to the nature of trial practice and to serve as a supplement to their education. This year the top 28 law school teams from across the country were invited to compete in the mock trial competition in Dallas, Texas at the George Allen Courthouse, on March 31 – April 2.

Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) reached out to Parker Straus, LLP due to their need for judges for the preliminary of the national finals. On March 31st, two of our Associate Attorneys, Anthony C. Eichler and F. Terrell Fenner, judged Round 1 of the competition. Additionally, two more of our Associate Attorneys, Rachel C. Shackelford and Emily G. Cottingham judged Round 3 of the competition. Parker Straus, LLP was more than happy to help TYLA judge the National Trial Competition. Our Attorneys described the National Trial Competition as a great experience and an opportunity to see some of the best young legal minds in the country perform their craft (straight from ACE’s mouth).

Congratulations to the 2016 National Champion team from Harvard Law School. Please click here for a list of the full results from the competition in Dallas, Texas, March 30 – April 2.

To learn more about TYLA and the National Trial Competition, please visit TYLA’s website.