May 12, 2017 - Kristen L. Zaehringer Participates in Mock Trial Student Program in Bridgeport
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STAMFORD, CT (May 12, 2017)…Murtha Cullina Attorney Kristen L. Zaehringer recently participated in a legal program for Bridgeport high school students held by the U.S. District Court’s Public Outreach Committee.
On March 8, 2017, Ms. Zaehringer helped students from Central High School during a mock trial at the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport. U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton presided over the trial along with a student judge. Ms. Zaehringer coached the students with their opening statements and courtroom presentation. The case the students worked on involved a fact pattern in which a student fell from a 30 foot clock tower while pledging a fraternity. It highlighted the importance of taking a stand against hazing and bullying.
Mock trials help students understand the judicial process by playing the role of attorneys, jurors and other court personnel. The goal of the Public Outreach committee is to educate young people and the public about the important role that Federal 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 is on the District of Connecticut Federal Grievance Committee and the Local Civil Rules Advisory Committee. She received her Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
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