The New Jersey State Bar Foundation has recognized the lawyer volunteers in its high school mock trial program, including Cohn Lifland's Walter Luers, who had the role of witness on the 1991 Bergen Catholic High School mock trial team, the year it won not only the New Jersey state compeittion, but  also the national championship. For over 10 years, he has volunteered as a competition judge and is now coach for his daughter's mock trial team.

Says Walter, "Coaching a team or judging a competition can help reinvigorate an attorney's love and faith in the practice of law. I keep coming back to volunteering for the mock trial program because I think it is important that lawyers show students that a legal career is built not just on hard work and perseverance, but also on teamwork, cooperation and public service."