2023 High School Mock Trial Tournament

This year Rensselaer County had five area high schools competing: Columbia High School, The Doane Stuart School, Emma Willard School, Hudson Valley Homeschool Consortium and Lansingburgh High School.

Co-Coordinators Jennifer C. Shatz, Esq. and Jessica B. Mocerine, Esq., wish to express their gratitude to those who served as judges: Supreme Court Justice Richard J. McNally, Jr., Troy City Court Judge Anne Coonradt, Nassau Village Judge Michael Conway, Arthur Frost, Esq., Jill Swingruber-Sprotbery, Esq., David Fronk, Esq., Michael Shanley, Esq., and Olivia Karis, Esq.

A special thanks to the Honorable Richard J. McNally, Jr., for judging our finals held on April 6, 2023, between the Hudson Valley Homeschool Consortium and Columbia High School. The Hudson Valley Homeschool Consortium was our County Champion and will move on to the Regionals to be held in Warren County.

Also thank you to Beth Muller, Chief Clerk of the Rensselaer County Courthouse and courthouse staff for all of their assistance during the tournament.

If any member is interested in serving as a legal advisor to one of the local high schools for next year’s tournament, please contact Jennifer Shatz, Esq., at jshatz@nycourts.gov
or Jessica Mocerine, Esq., at jmocerin@nycourts.gov

2023 Mock Trial Winners

Hudson Valley Homeschool Consortium 2023 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions with Supreme Court Justice Richard J. McNally, Jr.