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A. Tai Po Mock Court – Anti-Drug Operation took place on 26 April 2014 at the High Court Building and well attended by four Non-RAAS Participating Schools.

Best Advocates in Case 1:
Best Prosecutor – Liu Chun Ning of Hong Kong Taoist Association The Yuen Yuen Institute No.2 Secondary School
Best Defence Lawyer – Wu Yee Ling of St. Francis of Assisi’s College

Best Advocates in Case 2:
Best Prosecutor – Tam Sin Wai of Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School Best Defence Lawyer – Li Lok Wa of Carmel Holy Word Secondary School

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B. MockCourt2014–Feedbackfrom5students(4)
Reflections on RAAS Mock Court 2014: What I learnt and what I enjoyed most

Tang Hiu Ying (Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School)

I joined this activity because I am interested in law. Sometimes when I watch soap operas about lawyers in the court on the TV, I can see that the lawyers could always produce a clever defence for their clients. I think they are really charming.
I am glad to have a chance to join the mock court as I have benefited a great deal from this. Although I was only an observer during this programme, I have learnt the skills of debating. Besides, I realized that the most important thing to make us successful is our confidence. It is really an unforgettable experience and I would join this activity again if I had another chance.

Tang Chung Tak (Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School)

This mock court event has allowed me to learn more about laws, especially through the process of discussing the case with the barristers. Besides, we had the chance to walk out of the classroom and practise the theories in a real court. There, we could get to experience the general routines of lawyers.
Towards the end of the competition, the judge told us the importance of eloquence. I hope that I can be one of the eloquent achievers he expected in teenagers. Finally, I have to thank lawyers and teachers who had given me this precious chance. Thank you!

Pun Hau Yi (Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School)

Having joined the Mock Court, I’ve learnt more legal knowledge. I really enjoyed this activity. Before the trial, we had met our two legal advisors. They were patient and taught us how to litigate. Also, they shared with us some previous cases and techniques used in analysing the case. All these have widened my horizons. It was my honour to join this meaningful activity. Also, the competition was exciting and I am glad that I could visit the High Court. I hope I can join another activity like this in the future.

Kwok Tsz Fun (Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School)

After the Mock Court, I’ve learnt a lot of things about laws that I didn’t know before. I thought that the trial procedures in court would be the same as what the television dramas showed, but it turned out that the dramas could sometimes be misleading. I have to say thank you to the two lawyers who taught us the skills of debating. It was our honor to have them as our team’s consultants. Although I was just a spectator, I did enjoy engaging in the contest and feel excited about the eloquence from both our team and the other team. It would be one of my most unforgettable events in my secondary school life.

Tang Wan Yuet (Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School)

It’s my first time joining the Mock Court Programme. Actually, before joining this programme, I didn’t know much about the law. I had learnt a lot although I was only an observer who sat in and appreciated our classmates’ performance. During the mock trial, I have found that intelligence is really important for potential lawyers. I have also learnt that as a defense or prosecuting lawyer, examination of evidence needs to be precise, otherwise the judge and witnesses might be confused. Performance of our classmates was good. They were much more sensible than I thought before and I fully enjoyed listening to their presentations on the cases. The Mock Court Programme is really meaningful and I wish I could join this kind of activity again if I had another chance. Finally, we sincerely thank the two lawyers who hosted the workshops in our school. They were really kind and taught us a lot.

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