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2016-2017 Los Angeles County Mock Trial



The Los Angeles Mock Trial Program is an academic competition in which senior high schools and middle schools compete at the county level. This year, participation is expected to include over 2,000 students in Los Angeles County. 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. The Mock Trial Program encourages young people to develop their analytical abilities and communication skills while gaining increased self-confidence.

We hope you are ready for a great Mock Trial season. We wish you good luck this year, and we look forward to working with you.

Competition Details

Important Dates

Online Registration

Case Packet, Materials & Forms

Contests: Courtroom Artist  /Courtroom Journalist

Attorney Coach of the Year/ Helen Bernstein Teacher Tribute Award

Scores: High School / Middle School

Volunteers Needed

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2015 Competition Results | Previous Competition Results

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