Middle School Mock Trial | Students & Teachers

2024 Registration - Deadline to Register Dec. 15, 2023

Mock Trial Supervisor Template

Mock Trial Team Roster Template


Middle School Mock Trial Rounds - February 24 and February 25, 2024

Middle School Mock Trial Championship Round - February 27, 2024, 3:30pm at Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Middle School Mock Trial Awards - February 27, 2024 at Oxnard Performing Arts Center after Championship Round

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

Permission Form - English

Permission Form - Spanish

2024 Case Packet (Contact Coordinator for Password)  

2024 Case Brief

2024 Exhibits

Courtroom Artist

Courtroom Journalist



Dispute Form

Printable Roster for Competition Day



Important Dates:

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

September 7, 2023: Teach Democracy 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)

January 19, 2024: Teach Democracy school and student registration due

February 23, 2024: Round Matchups Published

February 24-25, 2024: Middle School Competition Days 1 & 2 

February 25, 2024: Artist Submissions Due

February 26, 2024: Journalist Submissions Due

February 25, 2024: Deadline to Send VCOE MVP Awards Nominees and Event Photos

Feburary 27, 2024: Middle School Competition Finals                            

Feburary 27, 2024: Middle School Awards Ceremony