High School Mock Trial Competition

Some photos from the 2017 Mock Trial Competition, including students getting into the spirit of the NJSBF’s “Rock the Mock” photo booth at the Southern, Northern and Central Regional Mock Trials.

2017-2018 County Mock Trial Coordinators:

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County Coordinator
Name:    Eileen Muskett, Esq.
Firm:      Fox Rothschild LLP
1301 Atlantic Avenue
Midtown Building, Suite 400
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tel:        609-572-2355
Fax:       609-348-6834
Email:    [email protected]


County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Nicole McDonough, Esq.
Firm:     Archer & Greiner P.C.
Court Plaza South, West Wing
21 Main Street, Suite 353
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7095
Tel:        201-498-8528
Fax:       201-342-6611
Email:  [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    John McDermott, Esq.
Firm:      Harwood Lloyd
130 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Tel:        201-487-1080
Fax:       201-487-4758
Email:    [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:  Brett E. J. Gorman, Esq.
Firm:    Parker McCay P.A.
9000 Midlantic Drive
Suite 300
P.O. Box 5054
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Tel:      856-985-4051
Fax:     856-810-5852
E-mail:  [email protected]


County Coordinator
Name:    Peter Frattarelli, Esq.
Firm:      Archer & Greiner
One Centennial Square
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
Tel:        856-795-2121
Fax:       856-795-0574
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Brett Yore, Esq.
Firm:      Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office
4997 Unami Boulevard
Suite 2
P.O. Box 2002
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Tel:        609-909-7800
Fax:       609-909-7802
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Teri L. Giordano, Esq.
Firm:      Van Embden Van Embden & Giordano, P.C.
900 E. Pine Street, PO Box 863
Millville, NJ  08332
Tel:         856-327-5656
Fax:        856-327-5852
E-mail:  [email protected]


County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Shari Lee Genser, Esq.
Firm:      Seiden Family Law, LLC
1130 Raritan Road, Suite 3
Cranford, NJ  07016
Tel:        908-324-5400
Fax:       908-324-5401
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Cory J. Rothbort, Esq.
Firm:      Sellar Richardson, P.C.
293 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 350
Livingston, NJ  07039
Tel:        973-992-6677, ext. 221
Fax:       973-992-3232
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Gary D. Thompson, Esq.
Firm:      Ware, Steitz & Thompson
10 Pitman Avenue
Pitman, NJ  08071
Tel:        856-589-6300
Fax:       856-589-6309
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Steve McCurrie, Esq.
Firm:      McCurrie, McCurrie & McCurrie, LLC
680 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ  07032
Tel:        201-997-2100
Fax:       201-997-9567
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    John Macce, Esq.
Firm:      Macce & Cresti, PC
17 East Main Street
Clinton, NJ  08809
Tel:        908-713-9008
Fax:       908-713-9009
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Jessica Wilson, Esq.
Firm:      KMH&L Attorneys at Law
2681 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Tel:        609-586-9000
Fax:       609-586-9404
Email:     [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:     Tyler Hall, Esq.
Rebenack, Aronow & Mascolo
111 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tel:         732-247-3600
Fax:        732-247-3630
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Jonathan Goldsmith Cohen, Esq.
Firm:      I. Mark Cohen Law Group
1 Executive Drive, Suite 6
Tinton Falls, NJ 07701
Tel:        732-741-9500
Fax:       732-741-0226
E-mail:  [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Crystal M. Ullrich, Esq.
Firm:     Lomurro Law
Monmouth Executive Center
4 Paragon Way, Suite 100
Freehold, NJ 07728
Tel:        732-414-0300
Fax:       732-431-4043
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Rachel A. Parisi, Esq.
Firm:       Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
100 Southgate Parkway
PO Box 1997
Morristown, NJ  07962-1997
Tel:         973-889-4261
Fax:        973-538-5146
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Deborah H. Share, Esq.
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
100 Southgate Parkway
P.O. Box 1997
Morristown, NJ 07962-1997
Tel:        973-889-4056
Fax:       973-538-5146
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     John G. Ducey, Esq.
Firm:       Law Offices of John G. Ducey
345 Herbertsville Road
Brick, NJ  08724
Tel:         732-458-5600
Fax:        732-458-5602
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Maryanne Calvetto, Esq.
54 East Water Street, Suite 1
Toms River, NJ  08753
Tel:         732-505-8500
Fax:        732-244-1151
Email:     [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Stacie A. Brustman, Esq.
Firm:      Adams & Brustman, LLC
550 U.S. Highway 70, Suite A
Lakehurst, NJ  08733
Tel:         732-657-8300
Fax:        732-657-4545
E-mail:    [email protected]


County Coordinator
Name:      Alfred V. Acquaviva, Esq.
100 Hamilton Plaza
Suite 1212
Paterson, NJ  07505
Tel:          973-684-0623
Fax:         973-279-3892
E-mail:     [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:     Christopher Pine, Esq.
Firm:       Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.
519 Whitehorse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Tel:         856-769-0780
Fax:        866-309-5450
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:     Adelaide Riggi, Esq.
Firm:       Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
440 Route 22 East, Suite 170
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Tel:         908-927-0200
Fax:        908-927-0207
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Janine Cerra, Esq.
Fraser Cerra, LLC
Attorneys at Law
17 Woodsport Road, Suite 2A
Sparta, NJ  07871
Tel:         973-729-9090
Fax:        973-729-9091
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Daniel A. Benkendorf, Esq.
Firm:      Heymann and Fletcher
1201 Sussex Turnpike
P.O. Box 518
Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970
Tel:        973-895-4400
Fax:       973-895-3005
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Tiffany Heineman, Esq.
Laddy, Clark & Ryan, LLP
60 Blue Heron Road, Suite 300
Sparta, NJ  07871
Tel:         973-729-1880
Fax:        973-729-1224
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Jared B. Weiss, Esq.
Firm:       Fruchter, Weiss & Associates
726 Boulevard, Suite 19
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Tel:         908-241-2626
Fax:        908-245-5800
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Scott M. Sinins, Esq.
Firm:       Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn
Wikstrom & Sinins
201 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel:         973-642-7005 X 165
Fax:        973-642-2981
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:      Scott Wilhelm, Esq.
Firm:        Winegar, Wilhelm
Glynn & Roemersma
305 Rosebury Street
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
Tel:          908-454-3200
Fax:         908-454-3322
E-mail:     [email protected]



October 18, 2017

  1. Page 38, Statement of Facts, second paragraph, change “Dana Martin was found …” to “In Dana Martin’s bedroom was found …”
  2. Page 52, line 21, change “21:12 hours” to “4:00 hours.” Update as of October 19, 2017: Change “4:00 hours” to “4:00 p.m.”
  3. Page 54, line 133, change “bedroom” to “vehicle.”
  4. Page 54, line 160, change “June” to “July.”
  5. Page 71, line 208, change “him” to “him/her.”
  6. Page 77, change line 165 “his” to “his/her”; line 167 “his” to “his/her’ and line 169 “him” to “him/her.”
  7. Page 77, change line 196 from “Frances” to “Robin.”
  8. Page 81, change line 60 from “Zach” to “Dana.”
  9. Page 82, change line 124 from “Frances” to “Robin.”
  10. Pages 83 – 84, delete S1 and replace with the revised S1, click here.

October 20, 2017
11. Page 75, line 94, change “555-5678” to “123-4567.”

October 31, 2017
12. Page 57, line 317, add after “coins,” the following: “next to note, S3.”
13. Page 86, delete “555-1234” from S3.

November 7, 2017
14. Page 55, line 212, change date to July 27, 2017.

November 27, 2017
15. Amend stipulation #24 on page 39 as follows: After July 29, 2016, add: for the possession case. At the end of the paragraph, after (i.e., one after the other), add: and was sentenced to three years concurrent probation on both the violation of probation and the theft on July 28, 2017.

November 29, 2017
16. Page 57, at the end of line 290, add “and, folded inside, S2, a “buy” sheet, as is commonly used by drug sellers to keep track of their accounts of drug sales and monies owed to them by drug buyers.”

December 11, 2017

17. Page 38, Exhibit #1, change the phone number in S1 to 555-1234.


Our 2017-2018 High School Mock Trial Workbook, which contains the case, rules and procedures, is now available. To download, click here. The 2017-2018 criminal case deals with the opioid epidemic.

The Official Competition Entry Form is on page one of the 2017-2018 High School Mock Trial Workbook. Please fill out the entry form when you download the workbook. You must submit an Official Entry Form by October 27, 2017 in order to enter the competition.

NEW – RULES OF EVIDENCE STUDY GUIDE: At our October 26, 2017 Mock Trial Workshop teacher-coach David Pfeifer presented a mock trial rules of evidence study guide for students. To download the guide, click here.

If you have any questions about the competition, contact Sheila Boro at 732-937-7519 or email [email protected].

NOTE TO FIRST-TIME TEACHER COACHES: Two experienced mock trial teacher-coaches who are members of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Mock Trial Committee have volunteered to assist first-time mock trial teacher-coaches whose schools have registered for the 2017-2018 Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.

David Pfeifer ([email protected]) of Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic County and Ed Moody ([email protected]) of Kingsway Regional High School in Gloucester County are available via email to serve as a “support group” for new mock trial teacher-coaches who have questions limited to the mock trial process and procedure.

As usual, questions regarding our 2017-2018 mock trial case and/or rules should be directed to Sheila Boro, the Foundation’s director of mock trial programs at 732-937-7519 or e-mail [email protected].

Competition begins on the local level, usually in January or early February. To find out the date(s) and time(s) of your county’s competition, or to obtain an attorney-coach for your team, please contact your County Mock Trial Coordinator.

Courtroom Art Contest

For the third year, the Foundation will sponsor a courtroom art contest for high school students in connection with our Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition. Art students whose schools enter the Mock Trial Competition will be eligible to participate. For further information, contact Cynthia Pellegrino at 732-937-7507 or [email protected].

Click on the cover above to download case.

Take a look at the short video below, which highlights the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.