2020 TYLA National Trial Competition – Region 14 – For Witnesses

Welcome, Witnesses!

This year, Berkeley Law will host the regionals of the National Trial Competition, one of the premier law school trial competitions in the nation. The competition will be held January 30-February 2, 2020, at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco.  We need volunteers to serve as witnesses for trials, as follows:

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m. (48 witnesses)
  • Friday, January 31, 2020, 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m. (48 witnesses)
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. (48 witnesses)
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1:30p.m.-5:00p.m. (16 witnesses)
  • Sunday, February 2, 2020, 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. (8 witnesses)

We would greatly appreciate your help, particularly on  Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday morning. For more information and to sign up, please use the form below: 

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Karvelot, the Berkeley Law Advocacy Competitions Coordinator, at bkarvelot@law.berkeley.edu. Thank you very much in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you in January/February!


Sign-Up Form for Witnesses

Competition Location

Phillip Burton Federal Building

450 Golden Gate Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94102-3489

Map

 

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Competition Schedule

THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2020

3:00 p.m.                    Coaches’ Meeting                                                          
4:45 p.m.                     Assembly at the Courthouse
5:15 p.m                       Briefings of Evaluators, Witnesses, and Bailiffs
5:30 p.m.                     Witnesses Released to Trials
5:45 p.m.                     Judges and Attorneys Released to Trials
6:00  p.m.                    Trials Begin

FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2020

4:45 p.m.                    Assembly at the Courthouse
5:15 p.m.                     Briefings of Evaluators, Witnesses, and Bailiffs
5:30 p.m.                    Witnesses Released to Trials
5:45 p.m.                     Judges and Attorneys Released to Trials
6:00 p.m.                    Trials Begin

SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2020         

8:30 a.m.                     Assembly at the Courthouse
8:45-9:00 a.m.           Briefings of Evaluators, Witnesses, and Bailiffs
9:00 a.m.                     Witnesses Released to Trials
9:15 a.m.                       Judges and Attorneys Released to Trials
9:30 a.m.                      Trials Begin

1:00 p.m.                      Invitation of Coaches to Review Ballots and Semi-Final Round Pairings
1:15 p.m.                       Announcement of Semi-Final Round Pairings
1:45-2:00 p.m.            Briefings of Evaluators, Witnesses, and Bailiffs
2:00 p.m.                     Witnesses Released to Semi-Final Rounds
2:15 p.m.                       Judges and Attorneys Released to Semi-Final Rounds
2:30 p.m.                      Semi-Final Rounds Begin

SUNDAY, FEB. 2, 2020         

8:30 a.m.                      Assembly at the Courthouse
8:45-9:00 a.m.            Briefings of Evaluators, Witnesses, and Bailiffs
9:00 a.m.                      Witnesses Released to Final Rounds
9:15 a.m.                       Judges and Attorneys Released to Final Rounds
9:30 a.m.                      Final Rounds Begin

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