Washburn University seeks jurors for mock trials

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Plenty of Kansas residents try to avoid the real thing, but Washburn University’s law school hopes that several dozen Topeka-area residents will volunteer to do jury duty for mock trials to help train aspiring attorneys.

The law school says it needs 60 people to serve on the juries for mock trials on the morning of May 24 at the Shawnee County Courthouse.

The mock trials will cap a week of training for law students. The Intensive Trial Advocacy Program is designed to build their skills in using evidence, questioning and cross-examining witnesses and making opening and closing statements.

They’ll try a civil lawsuit, and jurors will get to render a verdict.

People interested in participating may call 785-670-1105 or sign up online.

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