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Pittsboro will host a student mock trial competition on February 6-7

Posted Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Pittsboro, NC - Chatham County will host the Battle of the Carolinas, a student mock trial competition, on February 6pm - 7pm in downtown Pittsboro, which means that the area will have more traffic as well as more demand for parking and restaurant space.

The event at the Judicial Center is expected to bring at least 250 people to Pittsboro, including students, parents, judges and other participants. Due to space limitations, the event is open to those involved with the competition.

The Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB ) reports that all lodging facilities in Pittsboro are booked for at least one night. "The event is using several local eateries or caterers to provide food, which helps our local economy," said Neha Shah, director of the countywide CVB.

Hosted by the NC Bar Association, the Battle of the Carolinas features the top four teams from North and South Carolina. Through the program, middle school students have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures.

Students representing attorneys and witnesses for both sides of a fictional case role play that case being tried in court. The competition is orchestrated by the NCBA Foundation's Law-Related Education Department and its Law-Related Education Advisory Committee.

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