PHOTO #1: Municipal Court Judge Vanessa Heinold poses for a photo with students of The Bridge Program at The Vine School on April 29. Heinold has been visiting the class twice a week since April 1 to help them prepare for a mock trial.
The City of Victoria Municipal Court will host a mock trial featuring students from The Bridge Program at The Vine School at 9 a.m. May 17 in the municipal courtroom at 107 W. Juan Linn St.
The mock trial is open to the public and is expected to last about one hour.
The trial is based on the fictional case of a juvenile suspected of driving with an underage passenger who was not wearing a seat belt.
PHOTO #2: Municipal Court Judge Vanessa Heinold teaches students of The Bridge Program at The Vine School about court proceedings during an April 29 classroom visit.
In preparation for the mock trial, Municipal Court Judge Vanessa Heinold has been visiting students twice a week since April 1, teaching them about real-world court proceedings and helping them develop statements and examination questions to use during the trial.
To learn more about Municipal Court programs, visit www.victoriatx.gov/municipalcourt. To partner with the court for an educational event, visit www.victoriatx.gov/courtoutreach.