Eight Imperial County high schools — Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, Central, Holtville, Imperial, Southwest and Vincent Memorial — have team's working on this year's county mock trial, People v. Price.
This year, the trial for county mock trial participants will focus on arson, featuring a pre-trial argument on the Fourth and 14th Amendments of the Constitution.
Sponsored by the Imperial County Bar Association and the Imperial County Office of Education, mock trial matches are scheduled for Jan. 24, 29 and 31 and Feb. 5, 7, 12 and 19 in the county Courthouse in El Centro. The finals will be Feb. 26 in Brunner's Restaurant, 215 N. Imperial Ave. in El Centro.
All matches will begin at 6 p.m. and end about 8:30 p.m.
Volunteers from the legal community are needed to participate as judges and scoring attorneys.
For more information and/or if interested in participating, contact Melinda Gonzales at 312-6540.