State Bar annual meeting includes mock Oswald trial

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The annual meeting of the State Bar of Texas is underway in Dallas and this afternoon's events include "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald." Today's mock trial is being held to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK.

Taking part in the trial that never took place will be the Honorable Sarah Saldaña, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, on behalf of the prosecution. Attorney Toby Shook will represent the defense and Judge Martin Hoffman, of the District Court of Dallas County, will preside over the proceedings.

The mock trial has Oswald charged with the murder of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Attorneys are expected to argue whether or not Oswald was indeed guilty and if he acted alone.

The public is invited to be a part of the courtroom "gallery" to hear the arguments and see the evidence.

The "Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" will take place in Probate Court No. 1 in the Old Criminal Courts Building and begins at 2 p.m. After the trail there will be a reception at the Sixth Floor Museum.

The State Bar annual meeting kicked off Thursday and included events symposiums on ethical lawyering, defining diversity, agriculture lawyer issues and what business lawyers need to know about this year's Supreme Court cases.

The meeting wraps up with invitation only events Saturday afternoon.

Click here to view the full schedule of the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.


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