Thomas Wenz
Public Information Officer

Nadine Maeser
Asst. Public Information Officer


April 16, 2018

Government Relations and Public Affairs
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Media Advisory:
Maryland Court of Appeals hosts Mock Trial State Championship


WHAT: The 2018 Mock Trial State Championship

WHO: Maryland’s top two high school mock trial teams will face off before Court of Appeals Judge Joseph M. Getty.

The championship will feature the winners of the semifinals, which will be held Thursday, April 19, at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, with Court of Special Appeals Judge Timothy E. Meredith and Court of Special Appeals Judge Dan Friedman presiding. The semifinalists are Allegany High School (Allegany County), Centennial High School (Howard County), James M. Bennett High School (Wicomico County), and Richard Montgomery High School (Montgomery County).

WHEN: Friday, April 20, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Maryland Court of Appeals historic courtroom, Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis.

MEDIA CONTACT: Please contact the Maryland Judiciary’s Government Relations and Public Affairs Division by email at or by phone at 410-260-1488 if you want to attend the championship. Cameras will be permitted before and after the arguments, which will start at 10 a.m. The arguments will be shown via live webcast on the Judiciary website,

The mock trial competition is sponsored by the Citizenship Law-Related Education Program (CLREP) in cooperation with the Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland Judiciary.

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