Mock Trial

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Mock Trial has been a tradition in San Joaquin County for over 20 years. In this true-to-life competition, high school teams of 18 students ­ nine for the prosecution and nine for the defense ­ debate fictitious cases before presiding superior and municipal court judges and scoring attorneys. Cases involve contemporary issues and pre-trial arguments on the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Teams may also include a courtroom artist and journalist.

In Mock Trial, students actively experience the excitement of working in teams, exchanging ideas, setting goals, and examining issues while interacting with positive role models from the community. By studying the case and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students also develop presentation skills, analytic ability, and interpersonal skills.

Event Forms

Important Dates 2019-2020

Registration Form (Due Oct. 31st)

Fee Payment (Due Jan. 31st)

Student Permission Forms (Due Jan. 31st)

Journalist Registration

Artist Registration

2020 MT Team Roster

Event Information

Case Brief

CRF Errata

2019-20 Team Rulebook

Mock Trial Webcasts


Artist Rules 2020

Journalist Rules 2020

Journalist Score Sheet

Journalist- Sample Article

Journalist- Reporters’ Handbook

SJCOE Mock Trial Rules Agreement 2019-2020

Mock Trial Volunteer Information

2020 Mock Trial Volunteer Flyer

2020 Volunteer Registration

2020 Judge/Attorney Handbook

Mock Trial Invitational- December 14, 2019

SJCOE Mock Trial Invitational Information

Registration- In County Teams (Due Nov. 29th)

Registration- Out of County Teams (Due Nov. 29th)

Mock Trial Invitational Participation Form