Braelyn Russell


Braelyn Russell was a part of Franklin’s Mock Trial team prior to graduating from Franklin in 2014.

What’s Her Favorite Mock Trial Memory?

“My most memorable moments of Mock Trial always had to do with hearsay weirdly enough. I was asked during class, in the hallways, at practice, at the law office. It honestly did not matter where I was or what I was doing I always had to know the definition and it always kept me on my toes. With that being said, the first trial scrimmage we had I was the opener as well as the first attorney to question our witness and naturally I was so nervous. I had my list of objections and every time I objected I hopped up and yelled the objections. At the time I didn’t realize I was yelling because of the adrenaline rush but at the end of the case the judge had no issue letting me know. It’s funny now but at the time I was terrified. And I made sure to object calmly from then on.” – Braelyn.

How has Mock Trial Helped Her?

“Being a part of the team taught me a lot, and when I say that I mean a lot more than technique. I gained so much in such a little bit of time, I realized that I wanted to be in a court room for the rest of my life helping people. I  also learned what kind of person I wanted to be, as well as how to be confident in every aspect of life. Mrs. Lambert taught me that no one takes you seriously when you don’t take yourself seriously and that has proven to be one of the most significant lessons I  learned in my time with them.” – Braelyn.

What’s She Doing Now?

Braelyn is a junior at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University majoring in Broadcast Journalism. She has also been helping reboot the Mock Trial team at her school.

What Are Her Plans for the Future?

Braelyn plans to graduate in the spring of 2019 and attend Howard Law School in Washington D.C. after.