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Los Angeles County Mock Trial General Information

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 Competition Details

Trials, Check-in & Scores | Location, Parking & Security | Courtroom Regulations

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 SCHOOL CHECK-IN:

Check-in for each round is 4:00 – 4:30 p.m in the hallway of the 2nd floor near Dept. 2. A school representative must check-in prior to the each trial. At check-in, your school will be given your room assignment. Note that prior to each round, check-in is mandatory and your team may be disqualified if you fail to check-in.

Once you receive your room assignment, please wait quietly outside your assigned courtroom until you are allowed to enter at 5:00 p.m. All schools must be at their assigned courtrooms by 5:00 p.m. Remember, we are guests of the courthouse, there is no talking allowed in the halls as some trials may still be in session.


Location, Parking, & Security

LOCATION: Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles 90012, 2nd Floor.

PARKING: (Map)

  • Parking for cars will be available in the Juror Parking Lot (Lot 17), beginning at 4:00 p.m. on the day of each trial.
  • There is no parking available for buses. Students may be dropped off in front of the courthouse on Olive and 1st St. and on Grand Ave. between 1st St. and Temple Blvd.

SECURITY:

  • There are three entrances to the courthouse: Olive and 1st St.(bus drop off/pick-up); Grand and 1st St.; and Hill and 1st St.(bus drop off/pick-up).
  • 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.

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 staff and teachers 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.