The Brunswick County Teen Court Mock Trial team placed fourth in the 20th North Carolina Teen Court Association State Mock Trial Competition in April. The annual state mock trial competition was held in Concord, NC. Student volunteers competed as attorneys, clerks, and bailiffs against twenty other counties from around the state. Brunswick County Teen Court students practiced their roles for three months prior to the state competition. Teen Court attorney mentors John Kelso and Nancy Adelis spent time mentoring, training, and prepping the students for the mock trial competition.

Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

If you have questions about Teen Court, or would like to volunteer, please contact Teen Court Director Jamie Duesing at 910.253.4087 or teen.court@brunswickcountync.gov. Visit Brunswick County Teen Court on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information and updates.

Picture caption: From left to right – Brunswick County Teen Court Mock Trial team of Katherine, Jamie Duesing, Teen Court Director, Joseph, Lucas, Scott, RJ, Julie, Whitney, and Teen Court mentor and volunteer John Kelso.

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