Moot Court Competition Volunteers Needed!

By Wesley G. Marshall
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission


The E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition is on again in 2021; the 2020 competition was postponed due to COVID. The competition is held in conjunction with the Workers’ Compensation Institute and National Judiciary College, which will be held December 12-15, 2021! However, that is also in the prime final exam time, and unfortunately the Moot Court Final Rounds will be postponed until January 2022 in Tallahassee, Florida at the Florida First District Court of Appeal!

The preliminary rounds, sweet sixteen, quarter-finals and semi-finals will be held on November 13 – 14, 2021 VIRTUALLY! That is right, you can volunteer to judge from the comfort of your family room, from the beach, from the mountains, or wherever that Internet bandwidth might find you. There were 30 teams signed up for 2020, and we expect the volume to flourish with our return to normalcy. This is an exciting goal for the WCI and NAWCJ.

This will require patience and persistence. We all have experience with ZOOM and similar platforms. If we reach that goal of 40 teams, that means 100 judge positions to fill for the ZOOM portion! That means we need you. To volunteer, Submit

  1. Your commitment to participate (including date preference 13 or 14);
  2. Your name;
  3. Your jurisdiction (state);
  4. Your law school;
  5. Your preferred mailing address;
  6. Your email address.

We hope you will participate in 2021. You may send your information to the official judge list-keeper, Jessica Page, at: