Board Meeting Minutes and 2019 NCT Application Packet Posted

Board Meeting Minutes and 2019 NCT Application Packet Posted

Aug 24, 2016 - AMTA's Board of Directors met in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the weekend of July 15-17, 2016, for the annual Board of Directors meeting. The minutes from this meeting are now available for public review.  The minutes are available at the Board of Directors Meeting page.  If you have any questions or concerns about the minutes or the Board of Directors in general, please contact Michael Walsh, AMTA Secretary.

In light of the Board of Directors meeting, AMTA has also released the 2016-2017 committee assignments, which can be viewed here.  AMTA previously released a new Rulebook, which can be found here.  In the coming months, AMTA will be releasing a new Judge PowerPoint for the 2017 competition season.  As any new documents are posted, AMTA will make an announcement on its website, Twitter and Facebook page.

2019 National Championship Tournament Application Period is Open! 

In addition, AMTA is soliciting proposals from prospective hosts for the 2019 National Championship Tournament.  All applications to host the National Championship Tournament in 2019 are due by May 1, 2017.  We realize that 2019 is a long time from now, but we are asking for proposals so far in advance to give the host whom we select sufficient time to make the tournament a very special event -- one that is "the Super Bowl" of intercollegiate mock trial.

As some may know, AMTA has worked hard over the past couple years to improve our funding and support for all of our tournaments, which included revising the stipend payment structure in 2014 and increasing funding to tournaments hosts in 2016.  All AMTA hosts will receive their stipend up-front before the tournament.  In addition, all AMTA host schools will have their $450.00 School Registration fee waived during the year that they host, as well as receiving a waiver of any case licensing fee for hosting an invitational tournament.  If you have questions about what is required of our hosts or the money involved with hosting, please let us know, as we would be glad to discuss this with you further.

In addition, AMTA hosting is not limited to AMTA member institutions or teams.  If you are a law school or other organization that is interested in hosting an AMTA event in your city, please let us know.

Information for tournament applications and proposals can be found on the Prospective Tournament Host page. Questions regarding the proposal and application process should be directed towards the AMTA Tournament Administration Committee.

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