Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office receives public service award
Miami, FL June 16, 1998 The law offices of Public Defender
Bennett H. Brummer was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the YMCA of
Greater Miami for its "valuable contributions" to the YMCAs Third
Annual Mock Trial held last month for teenagers.
Every year the Public Defenders Office participates in the mock trial
competition, in which the attorneys act as coaches for teams and real judges
preside over the competition. The exercise provides a positive learning
experience about the justice system, fosters high academic and career goals and
establishes relationships between the youth and professional role models.