Although members of the Hudson High School Mock Trial team are proud of their recent regional accomplishments, they are determined to make it to state next year. "We have a young team," said coach and defense attorney Sarah Hulburt. "Now we know what to do to get to state." Only one member of the team is a senior, so to prepare the team for next year, they will conduct a criminal trial in front of Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty June 8 in the Summit County Courthouse on High Street in Akron. The attorneys and witnesses will be portrayed by members of the mock trial team, and a University of Akron detective will provide information about the case.
"For 2004 Hudson High School graduate Sarah Hulburt, now a practicing attorney in Summit County, the opportunity to learn about trial law by participating in mock trials was the impetus for forming a new club at her alma mater. The Hudson Mock Trial Club, which started in September, held its first scrimmage mock trial match at the Summit County Court Room of Judge Tammy O'Brien recently, and Hulburt had the opportunity to help other Hudson students learn what it was like to actively participate in the courtroom."
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Article by Michele Collins in Hudson Life, December 2011