Looking for Volunteer Judges for a High School Mock Trial in Sacramento!

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California YMCA Youth and Government

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Volunteer Mock Trial Judges in Sacramento

Date: Sunday - February 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse

(720 9th St. Sacramento, CA 95814)

Y&G is also looking for 20 volunteers to help judge a high school Mock Trial proceeding for our MLC
Sacramento conference in February!

What You Will Do: Volunteers will judge four mock trial cases in which teams of two high school
delegates will serve as prosecution and defense, deliver opening and closing statements, and examine
witnesses. You will render a verdict and provide feedback to the delegate attorneys on how well they
presented their cases.

To sign up for this Mock Trial opportunity, please visit BIT.LY/VOLJUDGE!

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About California YMCA Youth and Government


1792 Tribute Road, STE 480, Sacramento, CA 95815, US

Mission Statement

The mission of California YMCA Youth & Government is to build values-based leadership and civic engagement in California’s youth to strengthen our democracy.


In the mid 1930s, Clement "Pete" Duran, a YMCA Director from Albany, New York, wanted to find a meaningful experience for young people that might inspire them to become active and concerned participants in government as citizens. He struck upon the idea of a "model" legislature that would provide "hands on" learning. The slogan, "Democracy Must Be Learned By Each Generation," was developed by Duran to interpret the purpose of the program. The first Model Legislature was held in Albany, New York in 1936.

With encouragement from the National YMCA, the program spread rapidly to nearby states. The California YMCA Youth & Government program was initiated in 1948 when Duran traveled to California and joined Charles Van Winkle in seeking support in Sacramento. They met with and received the immediate encouragement of Governor Earl Warren. From that point forward, California YMCA Youth and Government has received the full support of each successive governor.

Originally a program within the West Field Office of the YMCA of the USA, California YMCA Youth & Government was chartered in January, 2001 as an independent YMCA responsible for the statewide program. As such it continues to provide its specialized youth programs for YMCAs throughout California.

Since 1948, California YMCA Youth & Government has provided outstanding educational and social experiences for more than 70,000 middle and high school youth.


Sun Feb 16, 2020
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM  


720 9th StreetSacramento, CA 95814



  • Legal (General)
  • Litigation
  • Advocacy
  • Public Speaking


  • Group


  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • If you are able to join us for the whole time that would be awesome! But if not, we can work with your schedule. Lunch is offered!

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