The Colorado Law mock trial team won the 19th Annual Cathy Bennett National Criminal Trial Competition at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall Meeting this past week in Portland, Oregon. The winning team included 3Ls Katharine Decker, Michael Nicoud, Marissa McGarrah, and Jason Slothouber. Eleven other teams were invited to competed and Colorado Law came out victorious and did not lose a single round. The criminal problem involved the obstruction of justice, and the team won the championship round as the defense. Additionally, Michael Nicoud was awarded and recognized as the best oralist in the competition. The team is coached by Brian Domingues of the Jefferson County DA’s office and Professor Ann England.
|NACDL First Vice President Lisa M. Wayne of Denver congratulates Colorado Law Mock Trial Team after they won the 2009 Catherine Bennett National Trial Competition. L to R: Wayne, Professor England, McGarrah, Nicoud, Decker, and Slothouber.|