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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 2,500 high school and middle school students 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.


2018-19 Important Dates

School/Student Registration Link - Including permission slip & fee form

Competition Logistics


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

Competition Forms - Roster, Timesheet, Observer, Rulebook, etc.

Team Breakdown - High School Examples

Team Breakdown - Middle School Examples


Courtroom Artist

Courtroom Journalist

Attorney Coach of the Year

Helen Bernstein Teacher Tribute Award

Scores: High School / Middle School

2018 Participating Teams

2017 Los Angeles County Results

2017 Honorable Mentions

Contact Mock Trial Staff

Los Angeles Mock Trial Facebook

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