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Virtual Mock Trial for Nurses & Nursing Students

About the Virtual Mock Trial


  • TCC Division of Nursing
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Magna Legal Services

Who should attend?

Nurses and nursing students who are interested in learning about the legal implications of professional nursing practice.

Lawyers and law students who are interested in health law.

What you will learn

After attending the virtual mock trial you will be able to:

  • Identify standards of care that regulate nursing practice
  • Identify basic legal terminology related to nursing negligence
  • Recognize the importance of complete and accurate documentation
  • Describe legal implications of professional nursing practice
  • Identify 3 ways to decrease legal risks in nursing practice.

Read previous attendees' comments

“Really well done! I thought the online format worked really well.”

“I liked it even better than a live event. I have attended several mock trials, and this was by far the best!!!!”

“This presentation was awesome! I am not one to enjoy law; however, this was very interesting, informative, and easy to follow. Great job!”

When & Where

  • Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Time: 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Platform: Virtual
    • Recorded from the 2020 Mock Trial, including the Q&A session at the end, with these attorneys present:
      • Colleen Carboy, RN, JD
      • Kathleen Kearney, RN, JD
  • Cost: Free, but you must register for the event: Registration Form

We will send the link you will use to access the virtual mock trial the week of the event.

Trial Participants

  • Defendant nurse/witness: Jim Mullen, R.N., J.D.
  • Plaintiff’s attorney: Colleen Carboy, R.N., J.D.
  • Defendant’s attorney: Kathleen Kearney, R.N., J.D.
  • Expert witnesses:
    • Defendant: Nancy Roper Wilson, R.N., J.D.
    • Plaintiff: Patricia Blair, Ph.D., L.L.M., J.D., M.S.N.
  • Presiding judge: Justice Lee Gabriel 


Trinity River Campus East

Department of Associate Degree Nursing

Mary Wiehardt

Updated June 08, 2022