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May 14, 2015 - Kristen L. Zaehringer Participates in Mock Trial Student Program in Bridgeport

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Stamford, CT (May 14, 2015)…On May 1, 2015, Murtha Cullina LLP attorney Kristen L. Zaehringer participated in a Mock Trial student program held by the U.S. District Court’s Public Outreach Committee.

To prepare for the trial, Ms. Zaehringer and another local attorney coached tenth graders from the Fairchild Wheeler Magnet School in Bridgeport.  U.S. District Court Judge Victor A. Bolden presided over the trial along with a student judge.  The case the students worked on involved a Fourth Amendment civil rights claim which alleged that a police officer used excessive force as he made an arrest in a tense situation.

Mock trials helps students understand the judicial process by playing the role of attorneys, jurors and other court personnel. The primary goal of the District Court’s Public Outreach Committee is to educate young people about the important role that courts, judges and lawyers play in preserving the rule of law.

Ms. Zaehringer is a member of Murtha Cullina’s Litigation Department, as well as its Labor and Employment Practice Group. She received her Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

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With more than 100 attorneys in five offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

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