Four Southwest Georgia high schools compete in mock trial

Four Southwest Georgia high schools compete in mock trial
Students listening in on the mock trial. (SOURCE: WALB)
Students listening in on the mock trial. (SOURCE: WALB)
One student voicing his opinion during the mock trial. (SOURCE: WALB)
One student voicing his opinion during the mock trial. (SOURCE: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A number of high school students from around Southwest Georgia spent Saturday learning to be the next up-and-coming attorney.

The Albany-Dougherty Judicial building hosted a regional competition for the state mock trial tournament.

Six teams competed for a chance to go to the next round.

Teams from Dougherty, Crisp, and Thomas County schools were among those competing.

Attorney Chris Flowers believes this provides students with an opportunity to get to meet attorneys and judges.

"We have assembled some of the best and brightest minds, in my opinion, legal minds in Southwest Georgia. So it is a chance for these students to hear from the best and the brightest," said Regional Coordinator, Chris Flowers.

The top 3 teams -- Thomasville, Northside, and Brookstone -- advanced Saturday afternoon.

Thomasville and Northside will compete in the final round, and the winner will be the number one seed at the district competition in Valdosta February 17.

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