About Us

Volunteer Organization

The San Diego County High School Mock Trial Program and Competition is run by volunteers.  There is no independent funding source for the Mock Trial Program and Competition. The Mock Trial Program and Competition operate annually as a result of volunteers and support by the below-listed participating organizations.   The Mock Trial Program and Competition are made possible by the financial generosity of supporters through donations to the San Diego Justice Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit entity.

 

Participating Organizations

 
     
 
   
 
 

Members of the Mock Trial Committee

Hon. Laura J. Birkmeyer, Co-Chair
Judge, San Diego Superior Court

 

Lizzette Herrera Castellanos, Co-Chair
Professor of Paralegal & Legal Studies Southwestern College

     
Hon. Melinda J. Lasater, ex officio
Judge, San Diego Superior Court
  Ellen Miller
Executive Director
San Diego County Bar Association
     
Hon. David H. Bartick
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court
 
Hon. Jill L. Burkhardt
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court
     
SJ Kalian
Assistant Executive Director
San Diego County Bar Association
  Michelle Chavez
Director of LRIS 
San Diego County Bar Association
     
Julie Myres
Community Outreach and Education Program Manager
San Diego Superior Court
  Alexander M. Calero, Esquire
Department of Corporations
     
Julie Schwartz, President
San Diego Paralegal Association
  David Leshner
Attorney at Law
     
DPD Solomon Chang
Office of the Public Defender
  DDA Melissa Diaz
Office of the District Attorney
     
Shereen Charlick, Esquire
Federal Defenders of San Diego
  DDA James Koerber
Office of the District Attorney