Mock Trial

Martin Luther King High School’s Mock Trial team defeated Poly High School to become the 2018 Riverside County Mock Trial Champions.

Grades 9-12

The Mock Trial competition is designed for students in grades 9 through 12.  Mock Trial simulates a criminal trial, with students trying the case as members of the defense and prosecution teams. Through performance-based education, the program furthers an understanding of both the content and processes of our legal system; increases basic skills, analytical ability and self-confidence; and promotes cooperation among students of various cultures and interests.

Within Riverside County, the champion of the county event advances to the California State Mock Trial competition.  The California State Mock Trial winner advances to the National Mock Trial competition in May each year.

Important Dates

Friday,
September 7, 2018
Case materials password released by CRF at 3 p.m.
(Participant Commitment Form must be on file to receive password)
Thursday,
September 13, 2018
Riverside County Mock Trial Coaches Orientation
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:00 p.m.
(Participant Commitment Form and Registration Fees Due)
Wednesday,
December 12, 2018
Team Registration Materials Deadline
(No additional team members may be added after this date)
Wednesday,
January 16, 2019
Random Drawing for Round 1
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
February 6, 2019
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition,  Round 1 | 6:00 p.m.
Robert Presley Hall of Justice, 4100 Main Street, Riverside
Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road, Murrieta
Larson Justice Center, 46-200 Oasis Street, Indio
Wednesday,
February 13, 2019
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition, Round 2 | 6:00 p.m.
Robert Presley Hall of Justice, 4100 Main Street, Riverside
Wednesday,
February 20, 2019
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition, Round 3 | 6:00 p.m.
Robert Presley Hall of Justice, 4100 Main Street, Riverside
Saturday,
February 23, 2019
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition,  Round 4 | 9:00 a.m.
Robert Presley Hall of Justice, 4100 Main Street, Riverside
Awards Ceremony | 2:00 p.m.
Bourns Technology Center,  1200 Columbia Avenue, Riverside
Wednesday,
February 27, 2019
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition,  Round 5 (Elite Eight) | 6:00 p.m.
Robert Presley Hall of Justice, 4100 Main Street, Riverside
Saturday,
March 2, 2019
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition
Semi-Final Round | 9:00 a.m.
Final Round | 1:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony | 3:30 p.m.
Riverside Historic Courthouse, 4050 Main Street, Riverside
Friday – Sunday,
March 22-24, 2019
California State Mock Trial Competition
Sacramento
Thursday – Saturday,
May 16-18, 2019
National Mock Trial Competition
Athens, Georgia

California Mock Trial
National Mock Trial

*Dates subject to change.

Forms

2018-2019 Practice Information / Facility Utilization Agreement

Blue Ribbon Nomination Form

Intent to Participate Form

Student Participation Form

Team List

Scoring Attorney Registration Form

Documents

Riverside County Mock Trial Rulebook and Guidelines (revision date 9/25/18)