Mock Trial

The Hudson Valley Consortium 2022 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions!

The Hudson Valley Consortium and The Emma Willard School students receiving their team trophies on Law Day at the Rensselaer County Courthouse.

For the 2022 Tournament, Rensselaer County had six area high schools competing: Catholic Central High School, Columbia High School, The Doane Stuart School, Emma Willard School, Hudson Valley Consortium, and La Salle Institute.

The case was entitled: People of the State of New York v Shawn Miller. The Attorney General’s Office indicted the Defendant under the Martin-Webb Act on charges of securities fraud.

We would like to express our gratitude to the following Judges and attorneys who served as judges for the tournament: Rensselaer County Family Court Judge Elizabeth Walsh; Rensselaer City Court Judge Linda Johnson; Troy City Court Judge Anne Coonradt; Lavoda Collins; Arthur Frost; Jessica Hall, Cheryl McDermott; Keith Muse, and Dana Salazar.

A special thanks to the Honorable Linda Johnson for judging the final held on April 6, 2022, between the Emma Willard School and Hudson Valley Homeschool. The Hudson Valley Homeschool were our County Champion and advanced to the Regional Tournament held in Saratoga County where they lost in the final round.

This years tournament was again held virtually and look forward to being back in person at the courthouse next year.

Jessica Mocerine and Jennifer Shatz
Co-Coordinators
Rensselaer County Mock Trial Tournament
Jessica Mocerine, Esq.
E-Mail: Jmocerin@nycourts.gov
Jennifer Shatz, Esq.
E-Mail: Jshatz@nycourts.gov

Past Mock Trial Winners

2021

The Emma Willard School 2021 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions

Photo from the 2021 Final between The Emma Willard School and the Hudson Valley Homeschool held via Zoom

Photo from the 2021 Final between The Emma Willard School and the Hudson Valley Homeschool held via Zoom

2020

2020 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions

The Doane Stuart School 2020 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions with Supreme Court Justice Richard J. McNally, Jr.

Rensselaer County Mock Trial was fortunate to complete the countywide tournament before the New York State Bar Association cancelled the Statewide 2020 Tournament Mock Trial Tournament due to the public health threat presented by COVID-19.

2019

The Doane Stuart School 2019 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions with Supreme Court Justice Richard J. McNally, Jr. along with co-coordinators Jessica Mocerine and Jennifer Shatz

2019 Mock Trial Winners

2018

Columbia High School 2018 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions with County Court Judge Jennifer Sober

2018 Mock Trial Winners

2017

The Emma Willard School 2017 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions with Supreme Court Justice Richard J. McNally, Jr.

2017 Mock Trial Winners

2016

The Doane Stuart School 2016 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions with County Court Judge Andrew Ceresia

2016 Mock Trial Winners

2015

The Doane Stuart School 2015 Rensselaer County Mock Trial Champions