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The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education co-sponsors two civic, law-related education programs that need volunteers from the legal community: 1. The Arizona High School Mock Trial Program This law-related program, co-sponsored by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education and the Young Lawyers of Arizona, teaches students in grades 9 -12 about the law and the legal system by participating in a simulated trial. The program is an opportunity for students to learn about the law and the legal system from practicing attorneys; teachers to work closely with attorneys to reinforce legal concepts in the classroom; and attorneys to share their expertise about the law and their legal skills with young people. Teams, consisting of six to eight students, a teacher-coach, and an attorney-coach, receive a fictional case in November. Each team must learn both sides of the case and students must play both attorneys and witnesses. Teams work to learn the facts of the case and create strategies for trial. The 2007 Regional tournaments will be held on March 3, 2007 and winners of the regional tournaments are invited to compete in the State Tournament held in Phoenix on March 24, 2007. The winner of the State Tournament is eligible to compete at the National Tournament in Dallas, Texas held May 10-13, 2007. Volunteer Opportunities: Attorneys as coaches for teams participating in the tournaments. School Year Attorneys and judges participating in the Regional Tournament as judges March - Yuma, Bisbee, Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott Attorneys and judges participating in the State Tournament as judges March - Phoenix