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California Western Hosts Lincoln High Mock Trials

Attorneys Yahairah Aristy and Sarah Shekhter

Sunday, January 12, over 300 teenagers from 16 high schools in San Diego County gathered at California Western to participate in the 7th Annual Lincoln High School Mock Trials Competition.

Coordinated by attorneys Yahairah Aristy, Sarah Shekhter, and California Western Student & Diversity Services, this annual event was made possible through the generosity of an LSAC Diversity Matters Grant.

The Mock Trials Competition provides an opportunity for the Lincoln High Trial Team to scrimmage with and against other teams. An invaluable learning experience for the teenagers, this event helps prepare students competing in the County's 2020 Mock Trial Competition beginning in February.

Many Cal Western students served as volunteer judges and provided valuable feedback to the students and coordinators.

“I am extremely grateful to LSAC for funding this event through their Diversity Matters Grant Program,” said Stacie East, California Western’s Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion. “A big thank you also, to Yahairah and Sarah, for coordinating the proceedings as well my colleagues and Cal Western students who helped make this event so successful.”

Commenting on the success of the event and the commitment of the students participating Aristy said, “The highlight of the day was seeing the students express their gratitude for the positive learning experience and the opportunity to compete.”