Moot Joint Jury Trial Volunteers

High School Students who are already 18: Here's an opportunity for you that we offer twice per year: The NoVA Public Defender's Office is organizing a joint jury moot on

The goal: to have volunteer jurors from the community (preferably not lawyers or law students) to serve as jurors so attorneys can practice their jury selection for specific cases they have coming up and be better prepared to fully defend clients.

This will better prepare the as lawyers to fully defend our clients and ensure justice is served/

Besides jury selection, in the past attorneys have shown videos and discussed thoughts and reactions; they have had witnesses testify and discussed reactions; and attorneys have reviewed evidence to get a sense of the community take on the evidence, and on possible sentences (as juries in Virginia also recommend sentences). The details: Fairfax Public Defender's Office 4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 500 Fairfax, VA 22030 Date: Next date TBA

Love Law and Order? Now is your chance to see the workings of the justice system from the inside! If you are interested, please contact Lauren Whitley, Senior Assistant Public Defender, at

There are always snacks and soda and the good will of helping public defenders work towards justice!

We will post more information about future dates as soon as we receive it.