Mock Trial

Poly High School Mock Trial team defeated Martin Luther King Jr. High School to become the 2019 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

Thursday,
September 12, 2019
Case materials password released by CRF at 3 p.m.
(Participant Commitment Form must be on file to receive password)
Thursday,
September 19, 2019
Riverside County Mock Trial Coaches Orientation
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:00 p.m.
(Participant Commitment Form and Registration Fees Due)
Thursday,
December 12, 2019
Team Registration Materials Deadline
(No additional team members may be added after this date)
Thursday,
January 16, 2020
Random Drawing for Round 1
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:30 p.m.
Thursday,
February 6, 2020
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
Thursday,
February 13, 2020
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition, Round 2 | 6:00 p.m.
Robert Presley Hall of Justice, 4100 Main Street, Riverside
Thursday,
February 20, 2020
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition, Round 3 | 6:00 p.m.
Robert Presley Hall of Justice, 4100 Main Street, Riverside
Saturday,
February 22, 2020
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
Thursday,
February 27, 2020
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition,  Round 5 (Elite Eight) | 6:00 p.m.
Robert Presley Hall of Justice, 4100 Main Street, Riverside
Saturday,
February 29, 2020
Riverside County Mock Trial Competition
Semi-Final Round | 9:00 a.m.
Final Round | 1:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony | 3:30 p.m. (est.)
Riverside Historic Courthouse, 4050 Main Street, Riverside
Friday – Sunday,
March 20-22, 2020
California State Mock Trial Competition
Los Angeles
Thursday – Saturday,
May 6-9, 2020
National Mock Trial Competition
Evansville, Indiana

California Mock Trial
National Mock Trial

*Dates subject to change.

Mock Trial Scoring Attorney Registration

Please register using our Mock Trial Scoring Attorney Registration Form.

Forms

2019-2020 Practice Information / Facility Utilization Agreement (available early fall 2019)

Blue Ribbon Nomination Form (available late fall 2019)

Intent to Participate Form

Student Participation Form

Team List Form

Documents

Riverside County Mock Trial Rulebook and Guidelines