Mock Trial

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Mock Trial has been a tradition in San Joaquin County for over 20 years. In this true-to-life competition, high school teams of 18 students ­ nine for the prosecution and nine for the defense ­ debate fictitious cases before presiding superior and municipal court judges and scoring attorneys. Cases involve contemporary issues and pre-trial arguments on the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Teams may also include a courtroom artist and journalist.

In Mock Trial, students actively experience the excitement of working in teams, exchanging ideas, setting goals, and examining issues while interacting with positive role models from the community. By studying the case and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students also develop presentation skills, analytic ability, and interpersonal skills.

Event Forms

Important Dates 2023-2024

Team Registration

Mock Trial Fee Payment Form

Scholarship Application

Permission Form

Artist Form

Journalist Form

Team Roster

2023-24 Team Roster - Prosecution (

2023-24 Team Roster - Defense (

Event Information

SJCOE Mock Trial Rules Agreement 2022-2023 – Updates coming Sept. 2023

CRF Website – Constitutional Rights Foundation (

Case Brief – Constitutional Rights Foundation (

CRF Errata – Constitutional Rights Foundation (

2023-2024 CRF Team Rulebook – California Mock Trial Program 2023-2024 Team Rulebook (

Mock Trial SJCOE Rulebook Addendum

Journalist Rules and Information – Constitutional Rights Foundation (

Artist Rules and Information – Constitutional Rights Foundation (

Mock Trial Webcasts – Updates coming Sept. 2023

Exhibits – Constitutional Rights Foundation (

Mock Trial Volunteer Information

2023 Mock Trial Volunteer Flyer – Updates coming Sept. 2023

2023 Volunteer Registration – Updates coming Sept. 2023

2022 Judge/Attorney Handbook – Updates coming Sept. 2023

First Impressions Program

First Impressions YouTube Playlist
First Impressions supporting documents