Rockford Career College Paralegal students stage mock trial
Rockford Career College, 1130 S. Alpine Road, Rockford, will host a mock trial presented by the College’s Paralegal students from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, in the College’s Student Lounge.
The Lounge will be transformed into a courtroom setting as the students practice the skills they have gained during their tenure at the College. Students take on a variety of roles that simulate what takes place during an actual trial.
Pam Gibson, Esq., program director for the Paralegal Program at RCC, will assume the role of “Judge Gibson” during the trial. Students take on the roles of the defendant and plaintiff, lawyers representing their clients and all other aspects of a courtroom scene. The College’s students and faculty make up the jury as the student body is invited to witness the proceedings.
The case entitled “The Burning Answer” will give the graduating Paralegal students and all others involved in the many programs the College offers, a chance to practice the knowledge they have gained in their courses to date. Other programs participating in the event include: Medical Assisting, Massage Therapy, Pharmacy Tech, and Business Administration. The trial is scheduled to last two hours. The jury will return a verdict after the closing arguments have been given.
Posted Oct. 31, 2012
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