Zachary High wins state level mock trial competition


A mock trial team from Zachary High School that placed second in the Region III High School Mock Trial Competition Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La., placed first in the 2013 Judge Richard N. Ware IV Memorial High School Mock Trial Competition's state level, which was held at the federal courthouse March 23, 2013, at 800 Lafayette Street in Lafayette, La. The team will be traveling to the national competition in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 9-11. The state level of competition was organized by the Young Lawyers Division Council of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

The Region III Mock Trial Competition is a youth education program of the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation and is coordinated by Lynn Haynes. Lauren B. Reed is the chairperson of this year's Mock Trial Competition, while Tavares Walker is the vice chair. Reed practices with the Louisiana Department of Justice. Walker is a counselor / development officer with the Southern University Law Center. This competition is sponsored annually by the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation in conjunction with the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council and is financially assisted by the Louisiana Bar Foundation's Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account (IOLTA) program and the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation.