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June 1, 2013
HAWL kids

THE HILLSBOROUGH ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS hosted an event aimed at providing civic instruction to elementary, middle, and high school students. The students began the event by touring courtrooms presenting violation of probation hearings, criminal trials, and the electronic court reporter’s office. After the tours, the students were treated to a mock trial using the theme and characters from Alice in Wonderland, the premise of the trial involved the arrest of Tweedle Dee for the criminal charges of “theft” and “destruction of evidence.” The trial experience provided the students with an opportunity to discuss the jury trial system, reasonable doubt, circumstantial evidence, eyewitness identification issues, and the credibility of the witnesses.

[Revised: 11-16-2014]