For Immediate Release
January 27th, 2005
Contact: Mark Macaulay
Media Relations Spokesperson(714) 347-8405


The Orange County District Attorney’s Office To Be Honored By The Constitutional Rights Foundation For Volunteer Efforts In The Mock Trial Program

The Orange County District Attorney’s office will be recognized on Friday, February 4, 2005, by the Constitutional Rights Foundation for outstanding volunteer service in the local high school mock trial competition.

For several years, deputy district attorneys have been donating their time to help teach high school students how to prepare and present a criminal case at trial. The teams are taught how to present an opening statement, conduct direct and cross-examination, and the art of a closing statement. Volunteers from the Orange County District Attorney’s office, not only coached the participants, but kept score of the matches, worked as advisors, and played the role of the presiding judge when needed.

“I am proud to know that so many people in this office are taking time out of their busy lives to help educate our young people about how prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges interact in the courtroom and how the legal system works in Orange County,” said District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.

If you would like to attend the event, an invitation is attached to this announcement. The cost for the luncheon is $40.

Time & Place: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 4, 2005, at the Hilton Hotel, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa.