To Serve as Mock or Pretend Jurors in Public Defender Attorney Trial Training
Register to be a Juror for:
Monday, June 10, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM or
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM Check in to 12:00 Noon (With Free Lunch)
Skidmore College Campus, Saratoga Springs, NY - Free Parking
The New York State Defenders Association is conducting a Defender Institute Basic Trial Skills Program at Skidmore College. We are seeking volunteers to serve as mock or pretend jurors on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:30 PM OR Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 8:30 AM (check in) to Noon, with a free lunch following the Tuesday exercise. By volunteering, you will not only help train young public defenders; you will also get a keen insight into how juries are selected in criminal trials. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Alexandra Walters at 518-465-3524 x25 or AWalters@nysda.org
The Basic Trial Skills Program teaches new public defenders trial skills. The program received the New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Criminal Law Education and has been recommended as a model for similar programs across the state and nation by the Judicial Commission on Minorities.
We have found that using members of the public as jurors helps our lawyer training participants achieve a realistic learning experience. We need people from all walks of life who can be questioned in a simulated courtroom environment (18 years and older, please). Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you.