Hey, Folks. I am so excited to tell you that the trial for this year is a criminal case! WooHoo!
On that note, I am going to leave links here for us to catch up on how to best perform in a criminal trial.
Burden of Proof
Students and Parents,
It is my pleasure to inform you that each student enrolled in Chittenango High School has now been set up with an email account that is specific to our district. These are gmail accounts and can be utilized to send and receive emails from other students, teachers, and staff within our district.
A freshman email will look like this:
The password for this account would be:
(Capitalize the DS ; it represents the students first and last initials.
Instead of the 3 question marks, the student will use the last 3 digits of their student ID number.)
Students who share the same first initial as a sibling would use their full first name. Example: 17NormanAaron@chittenangoschools.org
Useful Google tools for school:
*Google Music Player
Use them wisely. They are monitored.
NOT GONNA LET ANYONE SEE OUR OPENING STATEMENT! HA!!
As usual, I have asked Judge Roman to be our adviser for Mock Trial this year, which begins in January. I believe that he has always done an excellent job and has a great rapport with the students. This year, however, since his youngest daughter Carlie is now in college for her own law degree, he has opted to fill his schedule with other opportunities. Thank you, Judge Roman, for your excellent work with the stud
Obviously, this means that we are looking for a new legal adviser who will care as much about our team integrity and this competition as we do. I have a couple ideas in the works, but feel free to let me know of anybody who may be interested in such an endeavor. The legal advisers gain credit through the bar association for their pro bono work with local high schools.
As always, we expect to get to semi-finals AND BEYOND this year. See me in January if you are interested in joining us for some academically challenging competition.
#9 in the Complaint states:
The Board of Trustees didn't ask the public for comment about changing the law to ban parking.
#11 in the Complaint states:
The Board of Trustees changed the law for political retaliation.
#12 in the Complaint states:
The amendment (law change) has no purpose and doesn't serve anyone **See case law
#20 in the Complaint states:
The Complaint's #11 and #12 are a violation of due process for the plaintiff **Due process = administration of justice (the govt can't deny life, liberty, or property)
#21 in the Complaint states:
The law change should be declared unconstitutional because it violates due process according to NYS Constitution, Article 1; section 6.
After figuring that out, we got into groups and examined the affidavits to see how they could HELP THE PLAINTIFF. We will be sharing that with each other in MOCK on Thursday.
See you there!!
(I would like the team to be all together at some point. Too many people have had too much going on. Make half of practice rather than no practice, unless you have a game.)
We will be meeting Tuesday and Thursday this week from 3p-5p. Be prepared to:
The guy who sets all this up for Onondaga County is Brandon King. Following is the latest email from him regarding DATES. Remember that it is preliminary and could be changed.
I’m sending the preliminary schedule for your review. I don’t have the pairings yet as I’m waiting to make sure we’re not going to have any teams decide not to participate. Please let me know asap if you are planning on dropping out. The competition is at Nottingham this year. The rounds have been scheduled as follows:
March 3, 2011 at 3:30pm
March 10, 2011
(12 teams based on wins and scores from first 2 rounds) March 24, 2011
(6 teams….the 6 winners of the quarter finals)
March 31, 2011
(2 winners of the semi-finals with the lowest scores…..the highest score gets a bye to the finals)
April 7, 2011
(winner of special round vs team with the highest score from the semi-finals)
April 14, 2011
**3/17 will be the make up date in case we get a snow day
**Regionals have been scheduled for 4/30 in Oswego
**We could start before February break if necessary
**We could move the finals to 4/12 due to the fact that spring break starts 4/16.
**All rounds will be at Nottingham except the finals. We’ll attempt to get a courtroom again for the finals
Let me know what you think of the schedule and I’ll confirm the dates. I’ll also be completing the pairings as well. Thanks ,Brandon
Brandon R. King, Esq.
Smith, Sovik, Kendrick and Sugnet, PC
250 South Clinton Street, Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13202
Telephone (315) 474-2911
Fax (315) 474-6015