Mock Trial

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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

Thursday,
September 10, 2020
Case materials password released by CRF at 3 p.m.
(Participant Commitment Form must be on file to receive password)
Wednesday,
September 16, 2020
Riverside County Mock Trial Coaches Orientation
via Zoom | 4:00 p.m.
(Participant Commitment Form and Registration Fees Due)
Wednesday,
December 2, 2020
Team Registration Materials Deadline
(No additional team members may be added after this date)
Wednesday,
January 13, 2021
Random Drawing for Round 1
via Zoom | 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
February 3, 2021
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition,  Round 1 | 6:00 p.m.
Location TBA
Wednesday,
February 10, 2021
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition, Round 2 | 6:00 p.m.
Location TBA
Wednesday,
February 17, 2021
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition, Round 3 | 6:00 p.m.
Location TBA
Saturday,
February 20, 2021
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.
Location TBA
Wednesday,
February 24, 2021
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition,  Round 5 (Elite Eight) | 6:00 p.m.
Location TBA
Saturday,
February 27, 2021
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition
Location TBA | 9:00 a.m.
Location TBA | 1:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony | 3:30 p.m. (est.)
Location TBA
Friday – Sunday,
March 19-21, 2021
California State Mock Trial Competition
Los Angeles – Tentatively
Thursday – Saturday,
May 13-15, 2021
National Mock Trial Competition
Evansville, Indiana

California Mock Trial
National Mock Trial

*Dates and locations are subject to change (in-person/remote/hybrid).

**All the below forms and documents will be updated after National and State Mock Trial release updated information. We will also convert the updated forms into a digital format.
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Mock Trial Scoring Attorney Registration

Please register using our Mock Trial Scoring Attorney Registration Form.

Forms

2019-2020 Practice Information / Facility Utilization Agreement

Blue Ribbon Nomination Form

Intent to Participate Form

Student Participation Form

Team List Form

Documents

Riverside County Mock Trial Rulebook and Guidelines