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Volunteer Opportunities for the 2020 Los Angeles Mock Trial Competition


The legal community is vital to the success of the program and provides students with a chance to interact with positive role models, as well as an opportunity to learn from experts in the law. We hope that you can help make Mock Trial possible for the young people of California!

Join other legal community members and invest in the future by volunteering your knowledge and time to the next generation. Volunteer at

  • We are still in need of volunteers for the following two rounds:
    • Monday, November 2 - Senior Round 1 - 18 more volunteeers needed
    • Tuesday, November 10 - Senior Round 2 - 23 more volunteers needed
  • We are implementing this online format to keep all of our students, volunteers, and participants safe as possible due to COVID-19. All trials will be conducted via zoom. The Mock Trial dates are below and all trials start are scheduled to start at 5:00pm.
    • Monday, November 2 - Senior Round 1
    • Wednesday, November 4 - Junior Round 1
    • Tuesday, November 10 - Senior Round 2
    • Thursday, November 12 - Junior Round 2
    • Tuesday, November 17 - Senior Round 3

Case Materials
- password will be emailed with confirmation email

People v. Croddy Errata - 10/30

LA MT Judge/Attorney Handbook

Zoom Tips Video - a quick video on tips on how to use Zoom

Questions? Contact Sean-Michael Ramirez at

Attorney volunteers score the Mock Trial competition. Scorers (two or more), sit in the jury box while the student teams present their case to a judge or commissioner. They are given a set of criteria for rating the teams numerically. The criteria include the quality of the students' presentations, their grasp of the law and court procedures, and their understanding of the case itself. Time commitment is approximately two hours per trial, and you may score as many trials as you choose.

Judges and commissioners, we welcome your expertise to preside over a Mock Trial. Time commitment is approximately two hours per trial, and you may preside over as many trials as you choose. Volunteering as a presider is a great way to educate junior and senior high school students about our courts and legal system.

Judges, commissioners, and attorneys - Coaching a team requires a greater commitment of time, however, most coaches report a deep sense of fulfillment as a result of their effort. At least one coach is assigned to work with each participating Mock Trial Team to advise the students on general trial techniques and procedures, as well as specific strategies for presenting the case. In Los Angeles, volunteering as a coach requires meeting with a team at least once per week, beginning in early-October and continuing for as long as the team stays in the competition, generally concluding in late November.

Please take a moment to share with us your volunteer story.

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