High School Mock Trial Competition
10 area high schools competed in the annual Mock Trial Competition at the Nueces County Courthouse on February 6th. The rounds were scored by about 40 local attorneys and judges, with Ray High School taking the 2016 regional title.
$10,000 in scholarships was awarded to students who performed the best as attorneys and witnesses.
Lawyers Mentor Moody Students
Several member lawyers visited students who are participating in the YMCA’s nationwide civic education and leadership development program. Twenty-seven Moody students will be attending a state conference at the Texas State Capitol in which they learn about government processes through mock trial and student legislature competitions.
Adopt a Family
Sixteen families in need were adopted by members of the CCBA. The families came from case workers at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and many included children who had experienced abuse, neglect, and other unfortunate life situations. Members donated thousands of dollars in presents for the children and caregivers, including food, gift cards, clothing, strollers, cribs, mattresses, and toys.
Toys for Tots
The Corpus Christi Young Lawyers used their Christmas party as an opportunity to raise donations for the local Toys for Tots program. Many brand new toys were collected by four handsome Marines who attended the party on behalf of Toys for Tots.
Santa’s Visit to Kostoryz Elementary
Members of the Corpus Christi Young Lawyers dressed up as Santa and his elves and spread some Christmas cheer and candy canes to 575 children at Kostoryz Elementary.