Mock trial team competes with knowledge and skill

On Wednesday the IGS Mock Trial team came up against Parramatta Marist in the second knockout round of the competition. The team took the prosecution side and argued that the defendant had taken possession of a stolen puppy. 

IGS attacked the case with their usual focus, backed up by hours of preparation. Unfortunately, Marist outperformed the team by 10 points. Our incredible Magistrate’s Clerk, Arthur Skarligos, led the scoring, and our legal team and witnesses also scored highly. It was really a toss of a coin, according to the presiding magistrate Neisha Shepherd, who commended both teams on their knowledge and skill. 

The team still has a chance of progressing to the quarter finals, as 18 teams played in this round, and the lowest scoring teams will be eliminated. 

Congratulations and good luck to all students who participated including Logan Williams (1st Barrister), Akasha Hazard (2nd Barrister), Lilla Smyth-Langdon (Solicitor), Arthur Skarligos (Magistrate’s Clerk and witness), Casper Carriol (Witness), Oliver Macalister (Witness and Magistrate’s Clerk), Emilia Williams (Witness), Eva Valder (Witness) and Stella Manos (Support crew).

Humanities Teacher Gareth Douse acknowledged the team, saying they have done fantastically well to get to this point and thanked parent-coach Bashi Kumar-Hazard, whose generosity with her time and court outfits has made the team what it is.