Volunteer judges needed for 2023 Region V National Trial Competition on Feb. 17-19

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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — Campbell Law School will serve as the Region V host of the National Trial Competition (NTC)’s annual tournament from Feb. 17-19, 2023, Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced.

Trial teams from virtually every law school in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia will attend the competition, which will be hosted at the Wake County Courthouse. 

“We need your help in making this event a success,” explained Leonard. “As such, we invite you to serve as a presiding and/or scoring judge for the regional competition by registering online at this link. The information with specific dates/times can be found in the link as well. As we approach January 2023, we will reach out regarding assigned rounds and roles to those of you who opt to volunteer.”

NTC is unique in that teams must direct and cross witnesses they have not worked with extensively prior to trial, Leonard added. “The goal is to provide student advocates with witnesses that more closely resemble what they may experience in a real trial,” he said. “We do hope that you can help provide student advocates with that same experience as well.”

In an effort to thank volunteers who participate in the competition, Leonard said CLE credit for volunteer judges will be available. In addition, all volunteer judges names will be placed in a drawing to receive an iPad or other Apple item of choice of equal or lesser value. 

“The more times you serve as a judge, the more times you will be entered into the drawing,” he added. 

To volunteer, please register at this link. Questions? Please email Wallace Leadership Fellow Jamie Bellomy at jbellomy@campbell.edu.