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 2022-2023

Registration Form (October 29th)

Mock Trial Fee Payment Form (Due January 15th)

Scholarship Application

Permission Forms

Artist Form

Journalist Form

2023 Team Roster

2022-23 Team Roster - Prosecution (

2022-23 Team Roster - Defense (

Event Information

SJCOE Mock Trial Rules Agreement 2022-2023

CRF Website

Case Brief

CRF Errata

2021-2022 CRF Team Rulebook

Journalist Rules and Information

Artist Rules and Information

Mock Trial Webcasts


Mock Trial Volunteer Information

2023 Mock Trial Volunteer Flyer

2023 Volunteer Registration

2022 Judge/Attorney Handbook

SJCOE Mock Trial Invitational- December 2020 Cancelled

First Impressions Program

First Impressions YouTube Playlist
First Impressions supporting documents