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Project L.E.A.D. Mock Trial

May 23, 2014

Project L.E.A.D., short for “Legal Enrichment and Decision-Making,” is a 20 week law-related program designed for fifth grade students in Los Angeles County that is sponsored by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. At the end of the 20 week course of study, the students conduct a mock trial. Once again this year, AUSAs Robyn Bacon, Ben Barron, Martin Estrada, David Kirman, Nick Trutanich, and Jennifer Williams, volunteered as a team of instructors for the United States Attorney’s Office at Utah Street Elementary School in Boyle Heights. On May 23, the students conducted a 75 minute trial in United States District Judge James Otero’s Courtroom where the students play all the roles in a criminal case. After the mock trial was complete, the students visited with United States Attorney André Birotte Jr. in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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