LOCAL ATTORNEYS JUDGE NATIONAL MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT IN MEMPHIS
Dawn Clements (pictured with The King at an awards luncheon on Beale Street) and Will Clements of The Clements Law Firm, PLLC and North Arkansas Mediation Center, PLLC, of Mountain Home, judged the final rounds of the American Mock Trial Association's 26th National Championship Tournament held in Memphis, Tennessee, April 16 - 18, 2010. Competing in Memphis were the most talented 48 university and college teams from around the U.S. out of an original 600 teams.
Mr. Clements judged teams from Duke, Miami University, Yale, New York University, Arizona State, and Cornell College, and Ms. Clements judged teams from University of Michigan, Duke, Claremont McKenna, Vanderbilt, Lafayette College, and Eastern Michigan University. Winners were announced Sunday afternoon. Placing first in their respective divisions were Harvard University and New York University.
Ms. Clements and Mr. Clements both won recognition at their respective top tier law schools for trial advocacy, and Ms. Clements, who has been a successful trial lawyer for many years, stated the competition far exceeded her expectations in terms of the quality and preparedness of the students.
The event, hosted by Mr. Clements' alma mater, Rhodes College, earned judges twelve hours of continuing legal education credits in Arkansas.