69th T&E II Appointed Programs Overview

69th MLC T&E II Appointed Program Descriptions

Updated November 28, 2016

Available appointed programs:
  • CA Emergency Team
  • Governor's Cabinet (Junior & Senior Applicant)
  • Governor's Cabinet (Freshmen Applicant)
  • Jury Trial
  • Supreme Court

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTED PROGRAMS

All applicants need to be in good standing with their delegation/YMCA/school and have their application approved by their Lead Advisor. Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in a disqualification.

For Lead Advisors: If delegates are applying for appointed programs, applicants for Jury Trial and Supreme Court should be assigned to Court programs (Appellate Court or Bench Trial). Applicants for all other programs can be assigned to any program area. If there are discrepancies with allotted spaces in program areas, email summer@calymca.org.

CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY TEAM (12 selected)

The California Emergency Team works to solve a crisis facing the State of California (manufactured by program staff). Delegates in the California Emergency Team may use court injunctions, emergency legislation and other legal remedies to solve the problem with which they are presented. Previous situations have included natural disasters and constitutional crisis.

Appointed program applications are due in December, with interviews at T&E II. Applicants must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade and do NOT need to be returning delegates. Delegates applying for this program can be assigned to any program area, however many delegates opt for Court programs (Appellate Court or Bench Trial).

GOVERNOR'S CABINET (7 selected)

The Governor’s Cabinet provides an opportunity for seven delegates to assist the Youth Governor in implementing their legislative agenda by reviewing legislation to sign or veto and liaising with all areas of the MLC. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal/writing skills and be willing to commit significant time to preparing for the MLC conference between T&E II and Sacramento.

** For the 69th MLC, Youth Governor Ariana Trujillo has requested to have a Forum representative on her Cabinet. Freshmen delegates in the Forum program interested in the role will apply under "Governor's Cabinet (Freshmen applicant)" on the Appointed Programs application in Reggo.

Appointed program applications are due in December, with interviews at T&E II. Applicants must be in 11th or 12th grade and must have completed a previous MLC. Delegates applying for this program can be assigned to any program area. Selected applicants must arrive a day early to Sacramento (with an expected arrival time of 4:30 pm).

JURY TRIAL (15 selected)

The Jury Trial program is the advanced version of the Bench Court program. In Jury Trial, delegates assume roles as prosecutors, defense attorneys or judges. The elected District Attorney is the lead prosecutor. Delegates in Jury Trial spend two days in a real courtroom putting on their cases. Before the trial, delegates learn how to question witnesses using direct and cross examination, as well as how to interview potential jurors, make objections, enter evidence and give opening statements and closing arguments. Before putting on their case, the students will learn voir dire (jury selection) and will spend an additional day in the courtroom selecting a jury from a pool of delegates who have been called for jury duty.  

Appointed program applications are due in December, with interviews at T&E II. Applicants must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade and do NOT need to be returning delegates. Delegates applying for this program must be assigned to Court programs (Appellate Court or Bench Trial).

SUPREME COURT (15 selected)

Supreme Court delegates are assigned as either justices or attorneys. Participants are given a case and fact patterns involving a legal issue before the Court. The attorneys and justices work together to review and discuss the cases with staff attorneys, then work separately to develop their oral arguments (for the attorneys) and questions (for the justices). The Court hearings are held over two days in the actual California Supreme Court chambers. Attorneys present their oral arguments and are questioned by the justices. The justices then retire to write their opinions. The elected Chief Justice presides over the Supreme Court. The elected Attorney General is the lead attorney in the court.

Appointed program applications are due in December, with interviews at T&E II. Applicants must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade and do NOT need to be returning delegates. Delegates applying for this program must be assigned to Court programs (Appellate Court or Bench Trial).

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