Volunteer Opportunities

OCLRE is busy making plans for our Spring events!

Volunteers are urgently needed for our in-person and virtual events this spring. 

Volunteers for online events will need a working internet connection, a computer with a camera and microphone, and familiarity with or willingness to learn the Zoom software.  Necessary materials and/or training will be provided in advance. 

All events will be governed by any public health recommendations and requirements at the time, and as a result may be subject to change. Below, you'll find the individual program event descriptions. 

To register for one or more events, please click here

Middle School Mock Trial – Online and In-Person Dates 

Middle school students will participate in virtual trials based on the book Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Judges are needed to serve as presiding and scoring judges during trials. Training and case materials will be made available to all volunteers. 

OCLRE offers three showcase dates, as listed below. The format of these dates varies, so please take note of your chosen date(s) and whether the event will be in-person or online. The in-person date is subject to go virtual if pandemic restrictions or other challenges make the meeting space unavailable. 

  • Friday, April 29, 2022Online using Zoom 
    • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 20, 2022In-person at the Supreme Court of Ohio  
    • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Questions about volunteer requirements or needs? Contact Mock Trial coordinator Danielle Wilmot at dwilmot@oclre.org or 614-485-3507.

Volunteer to judge any or all of the above dates by registering here

Moot Court In-Person at Supreme Court of Ohio 

Judges serve on 3-judge panels to evaluate student performance during simulated appellate arguments. One judge will serve as chief justice to open court and ask the first question of student advocate. Currently, OCLRE plans to host Moot Court in person at the Supreme Court of Ohio. This is subject to change based on pandemic restrictions or other challenges that may impact meeting space availability.  

Judges are needed on Friday May 13th in two time blocks: 

  • 8:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 
  • 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Judges are also needed to review student appellate briefs which can be done from home on your own schedule prior to competition.  Questions about Moot Court should be directed to coordinator Cheyenne Oechsle at coechsle@oclre.org or (614) 485-3515 

Judge oral arguments or review student briefs by signing-up here


If you have questions about volunteering, or to learn more about our programs, please
e-mail oclre@oclre.org, or call 614-485-3510.



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