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March 7, 2013

A taste of justice

Triton Middle School students hold mock trial

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Michael Reilly applauded the “charge” picked by mock trial participants, calling it relevant and pertinent. He said many parents don’t realize the legal and civil peril they put themselves in by allowing parties to take place in their homes.

“They’re responsible,” Michael Reilly said.

Nicole Reilly, a Salisbury-based attorney married to Michael Reilly, said students were able to grasp the sometimes nebulous components that make up the law and the state statute that deals with procuring alcohol to minors. Furthermore, they were able to sift through the information and present credible arguments on both sides.

“I was really surprised that at that age, they got it. They really did a great job,” Nicole Reilly said, before the trial began.

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