Riverdale is sending two teams to compete at this Saturday’s Regional Mock Trial Competition at the Multnomah County Courthouse, 1021 SW. Fourth Ave., downtown Portland. Each team will compete in three rounds (at 9 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.), although they won’t find out if they are arguing for the defense or prosecution until the lists are posted that day.
The case: Landry Lopez v. Buddie’s Burgers LLC is a civil case. The argument is whether the plaintiff, a high school student working at a popular hangout, gets fired due to clocking out early or for reporting a theft thought to be an inside job. Students have spent months preparing for the case and would welcome support from Riverdale families in the courtroom.
Just go in time for one or more of the rounds, and look on the schedule for our team codes: Blue Team (AU) or White Team (GT).