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.

 

2018-2019 San Diego County High School Mock Trial Committee 

Participating Organizations

 
 
     
 
   
 
 

2018-2019 Members of the Mock Trial Committee

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

 

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

     
Hon. Melinda J. Lasater, ex officio
Judge, San Diego County Superior Court
  Hon. Jill L. Burkhardt
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court
     
Julie Myres
Community Outreach and Education Program Manager 
San Diego County Superior Court 
 
Hon. Shereen Charlick
Judge, San Diego County Superior Court
     
Matthew Hayes 
Office of Education
San Diego County 
  Michelle Chavez
Director of LRIS 
San Diego County Bar Association
     
Julie Schwartz, President
San Diego Paralegal Association 
  Alexander M. Calero, Esquire
Department of Corporations
     
DPD Kara Oien
Office of the Public Defender
  David Leshner
Attorney at Law
     
DDA James Koerber 
Office of the District Attorney
  DDA Melissa Diaz
Office of the District Attorney
     
Joshua Jones, Esq.
Federal Defenders of San Diego