• Attorneys needed to serve as judges for virtual high school mock trial tournament

    By Jerry Schnurr III, ISBA President
    The Iowa High School Mock Trial Tournament is quickly approaching, and this year it is easier than ever for attorneys to serve as judges because the tournament will be conducted virtually.

    This year's high school preliminary rounds of competition will be held March 1 through March 13 (except Sunday, March 7), with the high school state tournament scheduled for March 23-26. Click here to view available judging slots for the regional tournament(s) and/or for the state tournament.

    All rounds will be conducted via Zoom and ballots will be done electronically. Volunteer judges will be asked to assess student performances as they take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses. Last year, more than 600 members of the bar assisted as judges and coaches in tournaments held throughout Iowa.

    You can volunteer by clicking on the "Register" link or by contacting ISBA Center for Law & Civic Education Director John Wheeler, at 515-697-7882 or