On Saturday the 25th of April the 2015 Mock Trial team trekked out to the Criminal Courts Of Justice in Dublin, to compete in the annual mock trial competition. The team consisted of researchers, barristers, solicitors, witnesses, T.V reporters, legal reporters, tip-staff, a photographer, a sketch artist, a timekeeper and a couple of jury members.
The team spent many weeks preparing for all aspects of the cases, with the help and guidance of Mr Daly and Ms O'Neill. The very successful 2014 Mock Trial Team also assisted the girls in their preparation. This year the team prepared for two cases, based on an arson attack and an assault case. The researchers prepared the stories of the witnesses. The barristers used this information to help with their chief and cross examinations. The team were one of the 34 schools competing on the day, for an invitation to World Final in New York.
Although the team performed extremely well at the competition, unfortunately they did not progress into the next round. It was a wonderful experience and great fun was had by all.
Barristers - Tess O Neill, Meaghan Dinsmore and Emily Tierney
Solicitors- Kareen Bohan , Anna Reade and Emma O'Connell
Researchers- Rebecca Hughes-Moore , Laura Cody , Kelly Murphy , Aimeerose Lumsden , Lorna McGuinness and Emma O' Connell
Witnesses- Lubna Arzal , Rhiannon Bradley , EmilyHurley, Sarah Kearney , Cara Devlin , Ellen Goode
Legal Reporter- Moyin Ade
T.V Reporter - Sinead Meade
Scetch Artist- Kate Brillantes
Tipstaff- Tobi Adeladen
Registrar- Addie Sanni
Jury - Thank you to all of the jury members who came along
Written by Rebecca Hughes-Moore , Moyin Ade and Laura Cody