Our congratulations go out to the Pace 2016 National Ethics Trial Competition team that competed at the Tenth Annual National Ethics Trial Competition. The team competed at the Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse in Sacramento, California (March 17-19, 2016). The competition was established by the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. This year’s case file, Parry v. Dominick, involved a dispute between the plaintiff, Cato Parry, who filed a malpractice action against the defendant firm, Daltry & Dominick, alleging that Daltry’s flawed mental and physical condition affected his ability to properly represent Mr. Parry in his criminal case.
Cassandra Castellano (3L), Ashley Kersting (3L), Elizabeth Perreca (3L) and Sarah Lusk (3L) represented Pace Law School at the competition. They were coached by local ethics attorney Deborah Scalise, of Scalise & Hamilton, LLP in White Plains, New York.
Cassandra and Elizabeth represented the plaintiff, Cato Parry, and Ashley and Sarah represented the defendant, the firm of Daltry & Dominick. In the first round, the Defendant’s team argued against American University Washington College of Law. In the second round, the Plaintiff’s team argued against the Chicago-Kent College of Law. In the third and final preliminary round, the Plaintiff’s team argued against Fordham Law School.
The team and coaches were honored to represent Pace Law School in this national competition.
Congratulations to Cassandra, Ashley, Elizabeth and Sarah on their performance!