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Los Angeles County Mock Trial General Information

LA County Mock Trial Home >> Competition Details

Competition Logistics

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Location, Parking, and Security

LOCATION:

Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles 90012. There are three entrances to the courthouse:

  • Olive and 1st Street (closes at 4:30pm)
  • Grand and 1st Street (closes at 4:30pm)
  • Hill and 1st Street (closes at 8:30pm)

PARKING:

  • Parking Lot 17 is not available this year.
  • Parking passes will not be provided this year and teams are responsible for any parking fees.
  • There is no parking available for buses. Students may be dropped off in front of the courthouse on Olive and 1st Street and on Grand Avenue between 1st Street and Temple Boulevard.

SECURITY:

  • All participants must pass through metal detectors.
  • To avoid long lines, plan to arrive at the courthouse early and do not bring any unnecessary items.
  • Courthouse security will not hold items that are not permitted in the courthouse. If you have a question as to whether or not something is allowed in the courthouse, please leave it in the car.
  • Remember, the less you bring, the quicker you will pass through the metal detectors and the less time you will spend in line. Consider having one or two backpacks for the entire team to place the team's belongings in.

SCHOOL CHECK-IN

Each team must check-in before each round.

  • Check-in will be located in the hallway on the second floor near Dept. 2 from 4:00pm to 4:30pm
  • A teacher, attorney coach or school administrator from each team must check-in prior to each round
  • Each team will submit one copy of their team roster and pick up match-ups, MVP certificate, and other material
  • A team may forfeit if a representative fails to check-in before each round

Once you receive your courtroom assignment, please wait quietly outside your assigned courtroom until you are allowed to enter at 5:00 pm. All schools must be at their assigned courtrooms by 5:00 pm. Remember, we are guests of the courthouse, remain quiet in the halls as some trials may still be in session.

Courtroom Regulations

ITEMS NOT PERMITTED IN THE COURTHOUSE INCLUDE:

  1. Firearms of any type, except when in the possession of a state or federal law enforcement officer, who is on duty, and in the courthouse on official business of the law enforcement agency;
  2. Any other object which can be readily used as a weapon, such as knives of any size, metal nail files, knitting needles, hair appliances, large metal combs, or scissors;
  3. Hair spray or any other aerosol container;
  4. Any controlled substances or illegal drugs;
  5. Flammable liquids of any type.

COURTROOM RULES

  1. Judges chambers and Jury deliberation rooms are off-limits.
  2. Participants shall bring no food or drinks into the courtroom.
  3. Furniture such as counsel tables, jury room tables, desk, computer stands, etc. shall not be moved without prior consent.
  4. If chairs are rearranged, they must be returned to their original locations.
  5. Electrical cords, power strips, etc., shall not be unplugged or altered in any manner.
  6. Participants shall not remove, handle personal or court-related items on desks, tables or benches and should not be touched.
  7. Participants must pick up generated trash and dispose off the site.
  8. Prior consent required prior to removing or replacing any items throughout the Courthouse facility.
  9. Participant agrees to restore any alterations and damages to original or better condition.
  10. Do not adjust chair heights or backs of chairs.

RULES FOR STUDENT BEHAVIOR:

Adherence to the rules of student behavior will ensure that the competition run as smoothly as possible and that everyone has a good time. Any infraction of the following rules may result in notification of parents and school, as well as immediate dismissal from the program.

  1. Possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs by students is forbidden.
  2. Defacement of any facility is forbidden.
  3. Students are expected to cooperate with court staff and CRF staff at all times.
  4. Appropriate attire is expected for all planned activities.
  5. Each team must submit to CRF a signed CRF parent/guardian permission form for each student.