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posted Mar 18, 2014 - 4:19:48pm
Lonnie N. Groot of Daytona Beach Shores and the Heathrow law firm of Stenstrom, McIntosh, Colbert & Whigham, P.A. served as a Presiding Judge during the 2014 High School Mock Trial State Finals Competition which concluded at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando on March 8, 2014.
The Florida High School Mock Trial Competition is an academic competition in which a team of 6-8 students from high schools from throughout the State of Florida simulate the roles of both attorneys and witnesses in a fictional trial situation. Students have approximately 5 months to prepare for their roles. Teams compete in each judicial circuit in order to compete in the Finals.
The competition is sponsored by the Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. (FLREA) which is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 civic education organization. The FLREA was established in 1984 to improve justice and expand education for democracy through the development and implementation of law related education programs for Florida youth.
The FLREA is dedicated to improving the administration of justice and strengthening democracy through practical, hands-on law related and civic education programs for students.
Groot serves on the Board of Directors of the FLREA.
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