Dallas – On June 4, the law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP hosted its annual Trial Academy at the George Allen Courthouse in Dallas. Designed to provide meaningful and practical trial experience, the event included more than 30 students from DISD high schools and University of North Texas Law School (“UNT”), in addition to Thompson & Knight Associates, Summer Associates, Partners, Paralegals, and other staff members.
“Our annual Trial Academy offers a unique opportunity for our Associates and Summer Associates to sharpen their litigation skill sets, while also encouraging the participating students to follow their dreams of becoming members of the legal profession,” said Greg W. Curry, Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Leader.
Students from James Madison High School, South Oak Cliff High School, and the Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet; alumni of the Thompson & Knight high school internship program; and UNT Law School students acted as fact witnesses for the eight fictional injunction hearings involving breach of contract and fraudulent transfer claims. Thompson & Knight Associates and Summer Associates acted as attorneys and expert witnesses, while Partners served as judges and mentors.
The fictional case for this year’s event was Inception Bank, N.A. v. Cobb Financial Capital, LLC and Landry Cobb. Participants presented a case for or against an injunction that would place restrictions of the use of funds by Cobb Financial Capital, LLC and Landry Cobb. The attorneys presented evidence and arguments, and each injunction hearing resulted in the entry of an order relating to the injunction.