Rensselaer County Bar Association

2017 Rensselaer County Mock Trial

2017 Mock Trial Winners

This year Rensselaer County had five area high schools competing: Catholic Central High School, Columbia High School, The Doane Stuart School, Emma Willard School and La Salle Institute.

Co-Coordinators Olivia Karis-Nix, Esq., and Jessica B. Mocerine, Esq., wish to express their gratitude to those who served as judges: Supreme Court Justice Richard J. McNally, Jr., Nancy Bergman, Esq., Anne Coonrad, Esq., Michael Derevlany, Esq., Linda Johnson, Esq., Keith Muse, Esq., Michael Shanley, Esq., and Jennifer Shatz, Esq.

Thank you to the following attorneys who served as legal advisors to some of the participating schools: Monica Skanes, Esq., Vitaliy Volpov, Esq., Cynthia Tippins, Esq., and John Fischer, Esq.

A special thanks to the Honorable Richard J. McNally, Jr., for judging our finals held on March 22, 2017, between The Doane Stuart School and Emma Willard School. Emma Willard School was our County Champion and will move on to the Regionals to be held on April 29, 2017, in Montgomery County.

Also thank you to Richard Reilly, Chief Clerk of the Rensselaer County Courthouse and courthouse staff for all of their assistance during the tournament.

If any member is interested in serving as a legal advisor to one of the local high schools for next yearâ??s tournament, please contact Olivia Karis-Nix, Esq., at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jessica Mocerine, Esq., at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it