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13 March, 2002

Bar Mock Trial Competition National Final

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf, will judge the grand final of the Bar Mock Trial Competition on Saturday 16th March at the Old Bailey.

The competition, organised by the Citizenship Foundation in partnership with the Bar Council, is a unique opportunity for young people to learn about the legal system from the right side of the law. Teams of 15-18 year olds from 200 schools, supported by 200 barristers and 70 Judges, take on the role of lawyers, witnesses and court staff in specially written cases in crown courts across the UK. The sixteen regional finalist schools will compete at the Old Bailey on Saturday for the chance to become the National Champions. Commenting on the forthcoming event David Bean QC, Chairman of the Bar said: 'This is a prestigious competition and the Bar are delighted to be working with the Citizenship Foundation on this event for the eleventh year. This is part of our continuing commitment to promoting good citizenship. 'The finalists have all worked extremely hard to get to this stage and we have seen impressive professional performances and remarkably high standards from the students involved in the earlier rounds. 'The final will be hard fought, but I am looking forward to watching what may well be the pick of the barristers of the future.' Share

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