Illinois Trial Team
 December 2016 Edition

December was a quiet month for the Illinois Trial Team. With no invitationals this month, the team has been preparing for their upcoming tournaments next semester. 2016 has been a great year for the Illinois Trial Team and we hope 2017 is no different. 

Fall 2016 in Review

   The University of Illinois Mock Trail Team competed in a variety of tournaments across the nation during the fall semester. We started at the 7th Annual Arch Invitational in St. Louis where one of our teams placed fourth. Blue, Orange, and Silver then competed in our very own Illini Invite. All teams did exceptionally well, and Blue was able to place third. We also had teams compete at tournaments held by Illinois State University and Duke University. We look forward to competing in our next tournaments come the new year.
The Illinois Trial Team would like to invite its current members and alumni to a social event held in Chicago. We will be ice skating at the McCormick Tribute Plaza & Ice Rink on Thursday, January 12th at 4:00 pm. Please contact our social chair Lazaro Aguiar with any questions at
Mockers of the Month

Vanessa Aceves
     Vanessa Aceves has been award Illinois Trial Team's Mocker of the Month for November.  Vanessa's extreme talent in the world of mock trial is only one of the few things she brings to the organization. Not only is she dedicated and committed to the team, but she brings a positive energy to everything that she does. She has also won multiple witness awards, which is a testament to her ability to really stand out. It was an effortless decision to make her play our defendant for this year's case, and she has proven again her insane ability to create a sympathetic character that grabs your attention. She is also going to be taking on the role of playing a plaintiff attorney, with an opening statement, and I'm very excited to see her throughout the rest of the season.

- Cindy Lawando
Upcoming Events:
    As we take a break from our classes, we can't help but prepare for our exciting upcoming events. Spring semester brings the team great competition as we prepare for the Championship Season.

January 21-22 
     A full weekend for the team. Blue will have the opportunity to compete near the west coast in Las Vegas. Orange will be representing UIUC at the Wolverine Classic in Michigan. Silver will travel upstate to Joliet for the University of St. Francis Midwest Challenge.

January 28-29 
     Another packed weekend for the team. Blue and Orange will both be traveling to the city to compete in the Great Chicago Fire Invitational. Silver will be in Iowa that weekend competing at Loras College's tournament.

February 11-12
     Blue and Orange will once again travel together for their first competition of the Championship Season. They will be competing in the Regional Tournament held at Cornell College.

February 18-19
     Silver will make their way back to Joliet for their Regional tournament. This time they will be competing at Lewis University.
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The Silver, Orange and Blue teams pose for a picture after an absolutely phenomenal showing at the 2015 Illini Invitational.
Team Orange recreates an iconic image from the show Suits while they have a break at Duke's tournament
Team Blue poses in the Durham County Court House while at a tournament
The entire team came together to celebrate the holiday season with each other

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