We’re happy to announce that George Sink, Jr. and his teammate Michael DelBianco were recently crowned champions of the Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Competition! George was also recognized for his individual performance during the preliminary rounds and was given an award for Best Opening Statement.
The competition – which consisted of a mock trial – was held at the Historic Courthouse in Charleston on October 9th and organized by the law school’s Trial Advocacy Board. It featured over 50 competitors, more than 200 witnesses, and over 150 faculty and attorney volunteers. Sink and Del Bianco were triumphant in defeating their competitors in the final round, which was presided by the Honorable Kristi Lea Harrington.
The mock trial competition is an important learning experience for law school students, as it is designed to test their legal knowledge and skills in a courtroom setting. Just as they would in real cases, students prepare a great deal for the trial and the arguments they deliver in court to a judge and jury. It also provides students the opportunity to meet and work alongside legal professionals and educators who share their insight and provide helpful feedback.
The victory and Best Opening Statement award are significant achievements for George, and they speak volumes about what he will be able to accomplish when he graduates and becomes a part of our firm’s legal team. Having grown up watching George Sink, Sr. help thousands of injured victims and families across South Carolina, George Jr. knows what it means to be a passionate advocate for people who need a strong voice in the legal system.