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Rising 3L Wins Mock Trial Competition Sponsored by Montgomery County District Attorney

Teresa Benavides, left, named winner of mock trial competition hosted by Montgomery County DA Kevin Steele in 2018 From left: Teresa Benavides, Temple law student Danton Moyer, District Attorney Kevin Steele and Villanova law student Marissa Booth

August 08, 2018

Teresa Benavides, a rising 3L who is completing a summer internship with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, won a mock trial competition held for summer interns.

Benavides and Temple law student Danton Moyer were proclaimed the winners of a competition that included nine 2Ls from different law schools who are completing summer internships with the office of Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele.

The competition, in which students prosecuted a variation on an actual trial, unfolded over two weeks and ended with a final round on Aug. 7 in which Steele, deputy district attorneys and assistant district attorneys served as jurors. First Assistant District Attorney Edward F. McCann, Jr., sat as the judge for the case.

As part of the internship, Benavides and the other students practiced law in Magisterial District Court and the Court of Common Pleas under the supervision of the office’s assistant district attorneys and staff.