The legal world will shine a spotlight on Evansville in May of 2020 when high school students from around the country with a desire to practice law arrive to compete in the National Mock Trial Championships.

The event pits teams of students, each of which are champions from their respective states, against one another as they present their case to the judge. Each team will be given the same case to work with to keep the playing field level. It will be up to them individually to carefully examine the evidence and structure their case.

The event is expected to bring approximately 900 students, their families, teachers, and attorney's from around country to the City, as well as potential participants from South Korea, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to representatives from the Indiana Bar Association.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, along with Scott Wylie from the Volunteer Lawyer Program, Indiana Supreme Court Justice Stephen David, and Max Fiester with the Citizens Education Advisory Committee held a press conference yesterday at the Old Courthouse in downtown Evansville to make the announcement official, as well as provide additional details on what hosting the four-day event means to the City.