Steven T. Blomberg recently served as a Volunteer Judge for the 2013-2014 MSBA High School Mock Trial Case and Competition. This is a State-wide competition between high school mock trial teams that involves teams from two (2) high schools actually putting on a trial before a Volunteer Judge in an actual courtroom, with the winning team advancing to the next round.
This year’s trial dealt with the issue of contributory negligence, a major issue on an annual basis before the state legislature.
Steve has been performing this function for over twenty (20) years, and has acted as a Judge in these proceedings on more than twenty-five (25) occasions. Steve also takes the time at the end of each trial, and after letting the school know which school won that round, to sit and talk to the students about their performances and to answer questions about what it is like to be a trial attorney. He has often stated that he is in awe of the talent and preparation evidenced by the presentations of the students, and, before he agreed to act as a Volunteer Judge for the competition, Steve acted as the attorney-coach for Gaithersburg High School for four (4) years.
Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis congratulate all of the student participants throughout the State of Maryland for taking the time to experience this competition, and wishes them all the best of luck in their futures.