Mock Trial competition held at courthouse

Four Clermont County high schools competed in the American Mock Trial Association’s annual competition held in county courtrooms Feb. 1.

The high schools representing Clermont County included New Richmond, Batavia, Glen Este, and Clermont Northeastern.

Ohio’s largest academic competition, the mock trials are designed to allow students to play the dual roles of attorneys and witnesses and to also be prepared to argue both sides of a case.

Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Jerry McBride, the competition organizer, said that each team, competing in two trials, were judged on creativity and persuasiveness.