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California Mock Trial Finals - March 20-22, 2020 - Los Angeles, CA 


California Mock Trial Finals 2020 Cancelled

Thank you for your patience over these past couple of weeks. We have been closely monitoring all of the government agencies’ guidance concerning the prevention of the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and safety precautions and have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Mock Trial State Finals scheduled for March 20-22. The health and safety of the students, coaches, volunteers, and families is our top priority. Coordinators, coaches, and volunteers have been notified. 


At the State Finals, the winning teams from 36 counties will present People v. Matsumoto, the trial of Bailey Matsumoto. Bailey is the founder of a technology start-up that develops autonomous (self-driving) trucks. Bailey is charged murder, which is the unlawful killing of another human being with malice afterthought. The pretrial issue involves the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

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People v. Klein (Calif. Championship Finals)
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People v. Markson (Calif. Championship Finals)
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