The following is not legal advice. It is information concerning the steps involved in various legal matters. If you need legal advice about your specific case or situation, please contact us to set up a low cost consultation.

Lowell Team Wins National Mock Trial Competition

Berid & Schutzbank is proud to have assisted the Greater Lowell Law Explorers Mock Trial Team in the annual Learning for Life National Mock Trial Tournament. Berid & Schutzbank congratulates the team on taking first place at the tournament, recently held at the American University in Washington, D. C. on Saturday, July 25th.

Learning for Life is a coed school and work-site based program that is a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. It utilizes programs designed for schools and community-based organizations that are designed to prepare youth to for the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.

Mock Trial Program is a law-related education program that introduces students to the American legal system and provides a challenging opportunity for personal growth and achievement. As part of the mock trial program, students exercise their critical thinking and teamwork skills.

The 2009 case involved a student alleging that his/her constitutional rights were violated when his/her school suspended the student for violating the school’s internet/lap top policy. The alleged violation involved the student sending a parody new article s/her authored about the school being blown up and no one seeming to care to a friend via person e-mail.

The Lowell Team is composed of students from Lowell High School and Lowell Catholic High School. The Lowell team has competed in the annual event every year since 1989, making the Finals in 1995 and 1997. This, however, is their first National Title. The Lowell bested the team from Fishers, Indiana in the final round. To get to the finals, Lowell had to get past teams from Washington County, Pennsylvania, Brooklyn, New York, Zeeland, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. In the Final Round, the Lowell Team handled the Defense side, representing the school in the trial.

In addition to winning the Tournament and taking home the First Place Team award, team members took six individual awards. Ashley Lemire won Best Overall Witness, and Sara Connaughton, Corey Lanier, Mike Fugate and Ritika Kumar also won witness awards. Victoria Gregory won an award for her attorney role.

The Lowell team was composed of Alex Noguerola, Ashley Lemire, Colin Loiselle, Corey Lanier, Courtney Vinal, Meaghan Mazzola, Michael Fugate, Monica Bun, Ritika Kumar, Sara Connaughton, Suty Komsonkeo and Victoria Gregory.

The Lowell team is coached by Lowell Attorneys Eric Schutzbank, Frank Talty and Patricia Sullivan Talty. Attorney Schutzbank coaches Lowell Catholic and the Taltys Lowell High during the Massachusetts Bar Association state tournament.

Berid & Schutzbank is proud of the team and commends them for a job well done

Categories: In The News.


  1. Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too magnificent. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise. I cant wait to read much more from you. This is really a tremendous website.| а

  2. Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people consider worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks| а

  3. Hi I am so delighted I found your website, I really found you by accident, while I was searching on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a remarkable post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the awesome job.| а

  4. After going over a number of the blog articles on your blog, I truly like your technique of writing a blog. I bookmarked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future. Please visit my website as well and tell me how you feel.| а

  5. What i don’t realize is actually how you’re now not actually much more smartly-favored than you may be now. You are so intelligent. You know therefore considerably with regards to this matter, produced me for my part consider it from a lot of various angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested until it’s something to do with Lady gaga! Your personal stuffs outstanding. At all times handle it up!| а

  6. Having read this I thought it was rather informative. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this information together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!| а

  7. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.| а

  8. This is the right webpage for anybody who wants to find out about this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject that has been written about for ages. Great stuff, just great!| а

  9. Attractive component to content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing for your feeds and even I fulfillment you access constantly fast.| а

  10. Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!| а

  11. What i don’t realize is in reality how you are now not actually much more smartly-favored than you might be now. You are very intelligent. You understand therefore considerably in the case of this topic, made me for my part believe it from a lot of varied angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be fascinated except it is one thing to do with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. At all times take care of it up!| а

  12. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this superb blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this website with my Facebook group. Talk soon!| а

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.