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National mock trial competition ranks Cape Elizabeth High in top 10

Congratulations to the members of the Cape Elizabeth High School mock trial team on their 8th place finish at this year’s national competition! Murray Plumb & Murray Partner Richard O’Meara has had the pleasure to volunteer as a lawyer-coach for the team since 2004. This year, in the team’s seventh consecutive trip to Nationals, the Capers became the first Maine champion to crack the top ten.

The team—composed of one senior, one junior, five sophomores, and one freshman—tried a murder case four times over the two days of competition in Hartford. With students playing all attorney and witness roles, the team defended twice and prosecuted twice, finishing with a record of 3-1. Its only (narrow) loss came against the second-ranked Michigan team. In addition, Grace Roberts, a Cape Elizabeth junior competing in her second Nationals tournament, earned recognition as one of the top ten student attorneys in the country, which appears to be another first for Maine.