Witnesses for Pre-Trial Litigation

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 in 2011-2012, Events, News, Non-Competition, Participation, Pre-Trial Litigation, Witness, Year | Comments Off

Witnesses for Pre-Trial Litigation

The Board of Advocates would like to invite 1Ls and 2Ls to assist Missouri Deputy Attorney General, Joe Dandurand, and the BOA in serving as a witness for Judge Dandurand’s class on pre-trial litigation.

Each year, the pre-trial litigation classes simulate a firsthand experience in the steps leading to trial. Among writing pleadings and motions and serving opposing counsel with discovery requests, students are required to depose two witnesses in preparation for trial.

This is where you come in. As 1Ls and 2Ls, we are asking you to serve as these witnesses who will be deposed by the pre-trial litigation students. The current case involves an automobile accident, in which one party is suing another for damages suffered as a result of the incident. There are two witnesses, the Plaintiff, Stallins, and the defendant, Martin. Each witness will be called to testify in a deposition and answer questions from plaintiff and defense counsel. To participate, you will need to sign up on the table outside of the BOA office. We are creating a pool from which students in the pre-trial lit class can contact you and schedule a time to serve in a deposition.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding about the litigation process and help your fellow students. It will also serve you VERY WELL on your applications for BOA candidacy or membership next year – this will be one of the last opportunities to boost your BOA resume during this school year.

The entire process will take about two hours of your time. One hour on your own to read the materials and one hour to serve as a witness. Depositions will take place between February 29 and March 16, 2012. Please sign up by Monday, February 27th. Students in the pre-trial class will contact you to set up a time and location that will work for everyone’s schedules.

If you may have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact BOA Chair, Chirag Shah at umclawboa@missouri.edu. We truly appreciate your assistance and efforts!