Edison, NJ -  Students at Edison High School and J.P. Stevens recently had the opportunity to experience a mock trial, thanks to several attorneys who volunteered their time.  The program was organized by former Edison Councilwoman Sapana Shah, Esq. and Municipal Court Judge, Parag Patel, in conjunction with attorneys from the Middlesex County Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey.

Students participated in a Municipal Court Mock Trial with a DWI Charge, according to Ms. Shah. Three classes in each high school participated in the Mock Trial, she said. 

"Law Day offers students an opportunity to learn about the law and consider if this is something they’d want to pursue as a future career path. We appreciate the attorneys that volunteered their time to assist," said Ms. Shah. 

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“I was blown away by how serious the kids took this exercise, and by how well they did as lawyers," said attorney Donovan Bezer, who participated in the program. 

Participants included:

Edison High School

Municipal Court Judge Spero Kalambakas

John Charles Shamy, Esq.

Bhavani Doshi, Esq.

Arjun Sharma, Esq.

Simran Ahuja, legal intern  

Neil Patel, legal intern 

JP Stevens High School

Municipal Court Judge Parag Patel

Former Edison Councilwoman Sapana Shah Esq.

Edison School Board Member Falguni Patel Esq.

Raj Goomer Esq.

Jarred Freeman Esq.

Hamill Patel Esq.

Donovan Bezer Esq.

"It was a pleasure attending my first law day on behalf of Chugh, LLP. The students asked some really intelligent questions and I hope our legal stories inspired some of them to become attorneys in the near future," said Mr. Sharma. 

Middlesex County Freeholder Shanti Narra Esq was also present at the event.