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National Trial Competition, Western Region 2018

  Competition begins Thursday 2/8 at 11am. Please call 505.263.3770 or 505.681.3829 with any questions to have on-site staff assist you. You can also reach the UNM School of Law front desk at 505.277.2146 if you have an emergency, need to cancel participation or other and cannot reach us directly.

SCHEDULE

  Please see check in table inside Courthouse if you need a room assignment or meeting location.

All meetings and trials will be held at the Second Judicial District Courthouse at 400 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, unless otherwise noted. Please allow time for parking and way-finding and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your first meeting or trial time on all days. Please check back regularly as content may change.

Thursday February 8th

TimeEventLocation
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMCoaches' MeetingAmethyst Room
Doubletree Hotel
12:30 PM - 1:00 PMWitness, Bailiff and Judges MeetingGo to Check In Table
1:00 PMTrials Begin
5:00 PMDay 1 Trials Conclude

Evening explore downtown Albuquerque eateries on your own.

Friday February 9th

TimeEventLocation
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMWitness, Bailiff and Judges MeetingJury Assembly Room, first floor
9:00 AMTrials Begin
12:00 PMLight Lunch Onsite or Lunch on Your OwnSee suggested locations
12:30 PMALL Witness, Bailiff and Judges MeetingJury Assembly Room, first floor
1:00 PMTrials Begin
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMVolunteer Judges Reception*
hosted by the New Mexico Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Hyatt Building
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
3rd Floor Room 315
5:30 PM - 7:00 PMAll Teams, Coaches, Volunteers ReceptionHyatt Building
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Lobby

*Volunteer judges are welcome to join the downstairs reception at 6:30 PM, following their private reception

The UNM School of Law wishes to express its gratitude to the New Mexico Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers for generously hosting the Volunteer Judges Reception.

Saturday February 10th

TimeEventLocation
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMWitness, Bailiff and Judges MeetingJury Assembly Room, first floor
9:00 AMTrials Begin
12:00 PMLunch PROVIDED onsite
12:30 PMFinal ALL Witness, Bailiff and Judges MeetingJury Assembly Room, first floor
1:00 PMTrials Begin
5:00 PMCompetition Concludes

RESOURCES

VISITOR INFORMATION

Second Judicial District Court

Downtown Courthouse Location:
400 Lomas Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Building Hours: 8am to 5pm

Accessibility: The Courthouse is wheelchair-accessible.

PARKING

Please allow time for parking if you are not walking to the Courthouse. The Courthouse does not have open, public on-site parking. Metered parking is available on surrounding streets and throughout downtown Albuquerque. There are daily public paid parking garages. Please use street-side or public garage parking if you are not walking. Those closest public parking structures are listed below, clicking the link will take you to location information, map and daily rates:

500 4th Street Garage: .10 mi.

Metro Park @ Metro Court: .11 mi.

500 Marquette: .20 mi.


LOCATION

Second Judicial District Courthouse

Regional National Mock Trial Competition 2018 will be held at the   Second Judicial District Courthouse.

400 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 | Website


Courthouse Front

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Purses and Bags

Bring only a small purse, backpack or bag. Do not bring large daypacks, luggage or numerous shopping bags into the Courthouse.

Food and Beverages

Food or beverages are not supplied throughout the day for the Competition being held at the Courthouse, with the exception of Saturday’s onsite lunch, which will be provided. Bringing your own refillable plain bottled water in plastic containers or travel cups, along with light snacks or resalable beverages is recommended.

Have another question? Contact us using the information below.


CONTACT US

Competition general, volunteer and participation questions: Nancy Huffstutler, Associate Director of Student Services, huffstutler@law.unm.edu or 505-277-0028

Competition website content suggestions or corrections: communications@law.unm.edu

Competition Host Coordinator, Brent Bailey, brent@brentbailey.law

Competition Coach, UNM School of Law, Steve Scholl, SScholl@dsc-law.com


VOLUNTEERS

We are currently looking for three types of competition volunteers on all three days: runners, witnesses and bailiffs. Volunteers make this important competition possible, and we want you! All competition volunteers are invited to join teams and coaches at the evening social events on Thursday and Friday. We hear these are a lot of fun. Law school students, faculty, staff and alumni are strongly encouraged to join us as volunteers. Please check back soon for more information on those gatherings to be held downtown.

Please use the form below to indicate your interest and availability. Volunteers may sign up for one or multiple time slots of the same type. You can be both a witness and a runner at different times, or a bailiff and a runner at different times. We recommend that you do not sign up to be both a witness and a bailiff over the course of the competition, though you may serve in each role more than once. We will reply back to you very soon. Thank you in advance for helping to make this year’s competition a success!


WHERE TO STAY

DoubleTree

The Competition has a room block at the recently renovated DoubleTree by Hilton located at 201 Marquette Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102, within walking distance of the Second Juridical District Courthouse and numerous restaurants and coffee shops and eateries. Phone: 505-247-3344. If you require additional onsite space, please contact the hotel front desk as ask for assistance.

Highlights:

  • Recently renovated
  • Located downtown
  • Complimentary courtesy airport shuttle service from 5:00am to 12:00am daily
  • Near restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Access to a modern fitness center, seasonal lap pool and a 24-hour business center
  • On-site dining options, Café and Lounge

Directions from the Albuquerque Sunport (Airport)

  • Depart Sunport Blvd SE toward Sunport Blvd SE (0.0 mi.)
  • Take ramp right for Sunport Blvd SE toward Departing Flights / Ticketing/Check-in (1.9 mi.)
  • Take ramp right for I-25 North toward Downtown / Santa Fe (2.6 mi.)
  • At exit 224B, take ramp right toward Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Avenue / Hospital (0.1 mi.)
  • Bear left onto Oak St NE, and then immediately turn left onto Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE (0.7 mi.)
  • Road name changes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Ave NW (0.1 mi.)
  • Road name changes to Marquette Ave NW (0.0 mi.)
  • Turn right. Arrive on the left (0.0 mi.)
  • Distance to/from Hotel: 5.5 mi.
  • Travel Time: 12 min.