Conway High School Wins State Championship!

In the Championship Round, Team MA (Conway High School) beat Team ZL (Har Ber High School). Conway High School will now prepare for the National Championship. Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Kemp presided over the final round. Bob Estes, Joe Kolb, Kandice Bell, Margaret Dobson, and Adrienne Griffis served as the scoring jury.

This link will take you to photos of the event. Pictures of the teams were taken by their coaches: Joel Brown and Casey Griffith. Pictures of the Championship Announcement are by Adam Jackson. The rest of them are by Mock Trial Co-Chair Anthony McMullen.

List of judges from State:
Sarah Bayird
Kaitlyn Brainerd
Brian Clary
Robert Coleman
Jason Davis
Hayley Ferguson
Brooke Gasaway
Nick Hornung
Adam Jackson
Alexander Jones
Michael Kaiser
Joy Momin
Melissa N. Sawyer
Jordan Tinsley
Destiny Vinzant

The Mock Trial program is successful because of our volunteers.  Scoring judges, presiding judges, and bailiffs all serve a vital role in the tournament. A mock trial round lasts approximately 2.5 hours with a 30-minute orientation before the round. If you are willing to donate 3 hours of your time, please sign up here Get involved.  

Regional Competition Results
Adrienne Griffis and Anthony L. McMullen, Co-Chairs of the Arkansas Bar Association Mock Trial Subcommittee are pleased to announce:

Our regional champions are Har Ber High School (Fayetteville Regional) and Conway High School (Pine Bluff Regional). Both teams won both of their trials and all three ballots in each trial. Congratulations.

We are also inviting the following teams to the State Championship: Parkview Magnet High School Team Blue, Parkview Magnet High School Team Red, Russellville High School Team Black, and Springdale High School.

The State Championship will be held Saturday, March 5. As mentioned previously, our plan at this time is to hold the State Championship in person at the Pulaski County Circuit Courthouse. As was the case for regionals, however, teams need to be prepared to pivot to virtual competition if circumstances require. At State, each side will have two trials (one representing the plaintiff and one representing the defendant), and the top two teams based on their performance at State will proceed to the State Championship Round, where the winner will represent Arkansas at the National Championship in May.

Thank you to the of the mock trial volunteers listed below:

Mock Trial Subcommittee:
Melanie A. Beltran
Beverly I. Brister
Robert S. Coleman, Jr
Amy Freedman
Brooke J. Gasaway
Sarah E. Greenwood
Adrienne Morris Griffis - Co-Chair
Michael B. Heister
Johnathan D. Horton
Lori D. Howard
Christopher M. Hussein
Adam D. Jackson
Gabriel D. Mallard
William C. Mann, III
Richard B. Marshall
Judge Mary Spencer McGowan
Anthony L. McMullen – Co-Chair
Robert Minarcin
Barrett Moore
Ashley E. Norman
Constance B. Phillips
Natalie E. Ramm
Casey N. Richmond
Jordan B. Tinsley
Timothy F. Watson, Jr.
Matthew D. Wells
Nicole M. Winters

Regional Competition Judges
Nathan Bogart
Greer Bryant
Brian Clary
Robert Coleman
Cecille Doan
Brooke Gasaway
Lauren Graham
Kristen Green
Christian S Harris
Hadley Hindmarsh
Stuart Hindmarsh
Nick Hornung
Adam Jackson
Nathan Johnson
Joe Kolb
Kendall Lewellen
Joy Momin
Barrett Moore
Tammy Mullins
Andrew Nadzam
Sandi M. O'Brien
Melissa N. Sawyer
Tim Watson
Matthew Wells
Sarah Greenwood-Werley