High School Mock Trial | Students & Teachers

2024 Registration - Deadline Dec. 15, 2023

Mock Trial Supervisor Template

Mock Trial Team Roster Template


High School Mock Trial Rounds - February 3, 4, 24, 25, 2024

High School Mock Trial Awards - February 26, 2024 at 5pm
Awards Location: Oxnard Performing Arts Center


Welcome to Mock Trial!

The Mock Trial competition simulates a trial-level proceeding in which students play the roles of pretrial counsel, prosecuting and defense attorneys, witnesses, court clerks, and bailiffs before a single presiding judge and two to three scoring judges who score individuals based on their legal arguments and presentations. Mock Trial offers students a unique opportunity to learn about the judicial system, work in teams, and develop valuable critical thinking and public speaking skills.               

Logo Artist: Ella Ochoa

2023 National Mock Trial Artist Winner 


2024 Rules & Guidelines

2024 Permission Form - English

2024 Permission Form - Spanish

2024 Case Packet - Contact Coordinator for Password

2024 Case Brief

Courtroom Artist

Courtroom Journalist



Dispute Form

2024 Exhibits

Printable Roster for Competition Day

2024 Errata


Important Dates:

September 1, 2023: CRF Case Brief Released (available on the Teach Democracy Website)

September 7, 2023: CRF Case Released at 3pm (available on the Teach Democracy Website)

December 1, 2023: Deadline to Submit Case Questions to be Considered for Errata

December 15, 2023: Ventura County Competition Registration Deadline           

December 15, 2023: Permission Forms Due           

December 15, 2023: Roster Due 

January 8, 2024: Updated Teach Democracy Case Released (to be used at Ventura County competition and State Finals)

January 19, 2024:School and Student Teach Democracy Registration Deadline

February 02, 2024: Round 1 Matchups Published

February 3 & 4, 2024: High School Competition Days 1 & 2

February 4, 2024: Artist Submissions Due

February 4, 2024: Deadline to Send VCOE MVP and Commitment to Excellence Awards Nominees, and Event Photos

February 5, 2024: Journalist Submissions Due

February 24-25, 2024: High School Competition Days 3 & 4 (includes Championship and Consolation Rounds)

Feburary 26, 2024: High School Awards Ceremony                         

March 22-24, 2024: State Finals