Supporters of Mock Trial

Donate to the Mock Trial Program

We need your help. For the past 33 years, the MSBA has coordinated the High School Mock Trial Program.  Mock Trial is an exciting law-related education program that introduces students to the American legal system and provides a challenging opportunity for personal growth and achievement through simulated courtroom trial competitions. Thousands of students across Minnesota have participated in Mock Trial over the years, and the experience inspired many of them to attend law school. Today you will find our former mock trial participants in law firms, courtrooms, businesses and solo practices around the state.

In order to ensure the viability of this important program for the future, the MSBA created a separate 501(c). We hope we can count on your support in order to continue this valuable experience for youth throughout Minnesota. Donating through the Amicus Society is simple and tax-deductible.

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You may also send a donation to the MSBA Mock Trial Program. Please make your check payable to The Amicus Society. Your name will be placed on our website, the Mock Trial State Competition materials, and included in a thank you advertisement in the April issue Bench & Bar of Minnesota.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim Basting at (612) 278-6306. Thank you to those that have already donated this year!

Thank You Supporters!

The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2019 competitions!

A special thank you to the Minnesota Judicial BranchUnited States District Court, District of Minnesota, and United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota for providing courtroom space for our Regional and State competitions, the Minnesota Tax Court for traveling to judge two rounds in greater Minnesota, and Chief Judge Sally Tarnowski, St. Louis County District Court, Judge Leo Brisbois, United States District Court Minnesota, and their courtroom staff for hosting the 2019 State Tournament. 

See the full list: 2019 April Bench & Bar Thank You Ad.  

We also want to extend our gratitude to those that have made a donation to the program:

ABOTA - MN Chapter
Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala
Amicus Society
District Bar Associations (First; Third; Fifth; Sixth; Seventh; Tenth; Twelfth; Eighteenth)
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
Mack & Santana Law Offices
Minnesota Civil Trial Specialists
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)
Minnesota State Bar Foundation
Minnesota State Bar Association Sections  (Agricultural & Rural Law; Animal Law; Antitrust Law; Appellate Practice; Children & the Law; Civil Litigation; Communications Law; Construction Law; Consumer Litigation; Corporate Counsel; Criminal Law; Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law; Food & Drug Law; Health Law; Immigration Law; International Business Law; Labor & Employment Law; Public Law; Public Utilities Law; Real Property Law; Solos Small Firm; Tax Law; Tech Law)
Nichols Kaster PLLP;
Ratwik Roszak & Maloney PA
Thomson Reuters 

Individual Donations: Michelle Achterberg Welch; Michael Baxter; Karen Becker; Peter & Jane Cahill; David Drueding and Susan Stabile; Elizabeth Fors; Hilary & Justin Fox; Marcy Harris; David Lillehaug & Winifred Smith; William McGinnis; Kristin M. Olson; Robert & Rebecca Patient; Randy Sparling; Thomas Stanley; Nancy Wiltgen; Mark Winebrenner; Paul Zerby; Numerous Anonymous Donors.

Endorsed by the Minnesota Academic League Council. [Reach for the Stars catalogue]

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Kim Basting
Mock Trial Program Director
(612) 278-6306 | (800) 882-6722

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN  55402

Mock Trial Advisory Committee

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to mock trial through the Amicus Society. Your financial support is appreciated! 

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