On Friday, June 10, Girl Scout Troop #1090 from Floral Park participated in the North Shore Historical Museum’s Mock Trial Program. Assisted by Nassau County Judge Stacy Bennett, the scouts assumed the roles of attorneys and witnesses in two scripted civil and criminal trials.
The NSHM Mock Trial Program in Glen Cove is an exciting and cooperative way for young people to not only learn about the law and legal system but to do so in a historic, local setting. The 1 ½ hour program includes a tour of the building, including jail cell, and 1-2 scripted mock trials. Trial scripts range from fairy tale fiction to historic events and be prearranged to suit age group and reading level. Trial scripts can also be customized to match students’ school, names, teachers, etc. Participants experience first hand the difficulties that judges, lawyers and juries face in determining which facts are relevant and what legal arguments are effective.
The North Shore Historical Museum is located at 140 Glen Street in Glen Cove. For further information visit northshorehistoricalmuseum.org or call Amy Driscoll at 516-801-1191.