Mock Trial

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For more information on 2020/2021 events, please contact Katie Wipfli at 209-468-9030 or

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 2020-2021

Registration Form (Due: October 29th)

Mock Trial Fee Payment Form (Due January 29th)

Scholarship Application

Student Permission Forms (Due Jan. 15)
Video Tutorial for SignNow

2021 Team Roster (Due January 15)

Team Roster – Defense

Team Roster – Prosecution

Event Information

SJCOE Mock Trial Rules Agreement 2020-2021

CRF Website

2020-2021 Case Brief

CRF Errata

2020-2021 CRF Team Rulebook

Journalist Rules and Information (During Round 2, Articles must be submitted by 7pm on Wednesday, February 10th to

Artist Rules and Information- (During Round 2, Art must be submitted 30 minutes after Round 2 to

Mock Trial Webcasts


Mock Trial Volunteer Information

2020 Mock Trial Volunteer Flyer

2020 Volunteer Registration

2020 Judge/Attorney Handbook

SJCOE Mock Trial Invitational- December 2020 Cancelled

First Impressions Program

First Impressions YouTube Playlist
First Impressions supporting documents