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Ironton Resident honored with mock trial award

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) presented Ironton resident Glenna McClain with the Eiler Award for Mock Trial Coaching Excellence at its annual Law and Citizenship Conference on Sept. 22.

McClain, a retired St. Joseph Catholic High School teacher, has served as the school’s mock trial team adviser for more than 19 years. McClain was nominated for the award by her students.

St. Joseph mock trial team member Elijah Lutz wrote in his nomination letter that McClain “has taught me so much about the law, courts, public speaking and oration. These lessons are priceless and have led me to wanting to pursue a career in law.”

Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with the goal of improving society by developing citizens empowered with an understanding of our democratic system. OCLRE is sponsored by the Supreme Court of Ohio, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Ohio State Bar Association and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation. The mock trial program is funded in part by a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation. For more information call 877-485-3510 or visit www.oclre.org.

The Eiler Award is named for Lori U. Eiler, a retired teacher from Shaw High School in Cleveland. Eiler taught at Shaw for 35 years and was adviser to its mock trial teams.