The Butler County Bar Association Young Lawyers will host the 2018 District 2, Region 1 Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition beginning February 5, 2018 at the Butler County Courthouse.
While the annual competition is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA/YLD) locally, Steve Casker, Esquire volunteers as the regional coordinator. For the past seven years, Steve has been responsible for coordinating the District 2, Region 1 competition between ten teams of high school students from eight high schools in Armstrong, Butler & Lawrence counties. The students are given the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil and criminal trials before actual judges and panels of juries.
Lawyers volunteer to assist students as team advisors, scorekeepers and regional coordinators. Each year, the winning team goes on to represent Pennsylvania in the national competition.