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A real case for Volunteering at the Y

Anne Costin, San Francisco attorney at law, represents individuals in employment and civil rights cases. Anne graduated from the USF School of Law (2008) and after working as an associate attorney for the Dolan Law Firm opened her own firm, Costin Law Inc. (2013). 

Since 2010, Anne has been volunteering with a subdivision of the Youth & Government Program, Mock Trial. Anne has been our lead volunteer, recruiting fellow attorneys, putting together our case materials, and guiding our youth through the Mock Trial process. 

Anne's Recent Accomplishments

Anne has been working the past 4 years on a lawsuit for her client, a whistleblower revealing fraud against Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Her diligence for her client resulted in a $20 million dollar settlement from a San Francisco jury this year.

The Youth & Government Program offers a huge congratulations on her big win! She is a wonderful teacher and role model for our young people. 


YMCA of San Francisco - Mock Trial Program Overview

Teens are assigned to a trial team (either Plaintiff or Defense) and just like real life the teams prepare their cases separately, working on attorney presentations, examinations, and witness preparation for their respective clients.

In the Mock Trial Program, a teen in grades 8-12 can look forward to:

  • 8 Week Free Program
  • One on One Coaching - Volunteer Attorneys
  • Education in Courtroom Basics 
  • Case Presentation at Philip Burton Federal Building - US Court House


Mock Trial Team 2016


Learn more about the Y and G program and how you can be involved!