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Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition

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The Los Angeles Mock Trial Program is an academic competition in which over 2,000 high schools and middle schools compete at the county level. The trial itself is a simulation of a criminal case, in which students portray each of the principals in the cast of courtroom characters. Student teams study a hypothetical case, conduct legal research, and receive guidance from volunteer attorneys in courtroom procedures and trial preparation. Students participate as lawyers, witnesses, court clerks, and bailiffs, thus acquiring a working knowledge of our judicial system while developing their analytical abilities and communication skills.

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2017-18 Important Dates

Competition Details

Student Registration - Permission slip & fee form

 

 

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Case Materials - Case, Errata, Brief, and Lesson Plan

Competition Forms - Roster, Timesheet, and Observer

Competition Information - Rulebook, Rules of Evidence, etc.

Team Breakdown - High School Examples

Team Breakdown - Middle School Examples
 

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Courtroom Artist

Courtroom Journalist

Attorney Coach of the Year

Helen Bernstein Teacher Tribute Award

Scores: High School / Middle School

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2016 Participating Schools

2016 Competition Results
 

 

Volunteers Needed

The Mock Trial Program is sponsored by Constitutional Rights Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan educational foundation that has developed law and business-related educational programs in Los Angeles for over 50 years. The Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition is co-sponsored by:

Daily Journal Corporation
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Los Angeles County Superior Court