Team Prime Time Trials Program
by Hon. Patricia Collins (Ret.)
Team Prime Time is looking for a few good lawyers to participate for one hour in its Prime Time Trials. As a member of its Board of Directors, I am delighted to inform you that Team Prime Time has again partnered with Loyola Law School to prepare a group of at-risk middle schoolers for its Second Annual Mock Trial showdown.
Team Prime Time provides after school programs in West LA for low income 6th-8th graders, whose experience with the court system might be dramatically different if not for Team Prime Time. Loyola Law students have created a masterful trial script from which students at Palms Middle School and Emerson Middle Schools will prepare to make their case. Palms Middle School is located at10860 Woodbine St., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Emerson Middle School is located at 1650 Selby Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024.
I invite you to be a part of the experience for a single afternoon if you, or a lawyer from your firm, can visit one of our schools on any Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm from October 4 through November 8, 2012. Sign-up details are below. The Law students and the middle schoolers will surely appreciate and benefit from your experience.
Last year lawyers from McDermott, Will & Emery, Loeb & Loeb, Arendt Fox, O’Melveny and Myers and the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office participated in the program, along with a number of small firm practitioners. The Schools will face off on November 13, 2012 at the Loyola Girardi Moot Courtroom., with a retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge presiding. Last year’s volunteer lawyers were uniformly enthusiastic about their experience, as were the students extremely receptive to the opportunity to interact with real lawyers. I hope that you can find time in your schedule to join in the fun and make a difference.
WLALA Life Member Hon. Patricia Collins (Ret.) is the 2012 WLALA Ernestine Stahlhut Award Recipient. Hon. Collins is a mediators with ADR Services, Inc.