Dallas Bar Association to host mock voir dire for high school students

Dallas trial lawyers and judges will demonstrate how a jury is selected for nearly 400 area high school students April 11 as part of a Dallas Bar Association event.

The event, sponsored by the DBA Law Day Committee, shows the importance of selecting a fair and impartial jury using a panel of Dallas Independent School District high school students for a hypothetical civil or criminal trial. The students can ask questions of the lawyers and judges after the demonstration.

The event will also include a moderated panel discussion with Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel, Dallas County Republican Party Chair Wade Emmert, Texas Sen. Royce West, Dallas ISD trustee Miguel Solis, and 68th Civil District Court Judge Martin Hoffman, who will moderate.

The DBA is holding the event as part of the annual Law Day celebration. The theme for 2014 is “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters.”

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building at 600 Commerce St. in Dallas. For more information, visit www.dallasbar.org/LRE.

 

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