In Vino Veritas
"in wine there is truth"
ATTENTION: The In Vino Veritas Competition will not be held in 2022/2023.
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Golden Gate University School of Law and the GGU Litigation Center host the Annual Professor Bernie Segal National Criminal Mock Trial Competition In Vino Veritas annually every Fall. Sixteen teams are invited to the Bay Area in October to compete and a trip to the wine country is scheduled to follow the final trial for all teams. The competition features a preliminary round in which each school tries the case twice (once from each side of the case), one quarterfinal round, one semifinal round, and a final round to crown the champion. In Vino Veritas boasts evaluation from some of the top trial lawyers in the Bay Area, as well as the experience of currently practicing or retired judges sitting as presiding judges at the competition.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND DONORS!
THANK YOU TO ANA COSTA, FINAL TRIAL COURT REPORTER trainer
Please see some of Ms. Costa’s published articles here:
- The Court Reporter’s Dilemma: Interrupt or Drop, published by the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), in both their print newsletter, Bulletin, and Legal by the Bay blog page (August 2015).
- Guidelines for Respectful Attorney-Reporter Relationships, also published by BASF in Bulletin and Legal by the Bay (January 2016).
- Mock Trials: Developing Crucial Professional Skills Before It Counts, published in SFTLA’s magazine, The Trial Lawyer (Spring 2016).
- Silent No More: Court Reporters Speak Up for the Record, published by the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) (August 2020).