Hudson High School; Hudson, Ohio: Hudson Mock Trial (HMT), a premiere Trial Advocacy team with an expertise in Constitutional Law, is prepared to embark on an ambitious 2013-2014 campaign. Building off of a historic prior year that saw an appearance in the Northeast Ohio Regional Championship, HMT enters the campaign with the utmost confidence. “The mentality within HMT is absolutely set on victory,” said Alumna Attorney and Coach Sarah Margaret Hulburt. “We know our abilities, and look forward to exercising them at an elite level.”
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
Sarah has embarked on her latest community endeavor, serving as a representative of the legal profession on an elite career panel.
Sponsored by a renowned community non-profit, Hudson Community First, the panel will speak to high school students about potential career paths.
Members of the panel, including Sarah, will then select an intern who will enjoy a day-in-the-life of their career interest.
Sarah already encourages her 18 trial students to pursue a path in the legal field.
"The career panel is a natural extension of the Hudson Mock Trial [HMT] idea. The goal is the same-to show young people that within a few years, they could be practicing law; and that the practice of law is incredibly rewarding and fun."
As a young person herself, Sarah enjoys working with the students.
"My career is so exciting to me. I like to spread that excitement to students because that was me a few years ago."
The Career Panel will take place at 7:00 p.m. sharp on Thursday, November 10th, at the Hudson High School Media Center, 2500 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236.