Mock Trial Winner to be Revealed at Awards Ceremony Monday

  • 2/26/2016 8:17:00 AM

The winner of the 2016 Ventura County Mock Trial competition will be announced at an awards ceremony Monday at 6:00 pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center at 800 Hobson Way. Grace Brethren and Adolfo Camarillo (Scorpions) are in contention for first and second place. Saint Bonaventure and Oak Park (Black) are vying for third and fourth place. The four teams competed in the final round of competition on Thursday. They are among 32 from throughout Ventura County participating in this year’s Mock Trial. Awards will also be presented to teams and individuals in a variety of categories. The ceremony is open to the public.

WHAT: Ventura County Mock Trial Awards Ceremony

WHEN: Monday, February 29 at 6:00 pm

WHERE:  Oxnard Performing Arts Center at 800 Hobson Way

Photos of the Semifinals on Feb. 24

Photos of the Finals on Feb. 25

About Ventura County Mock Trial

Ventura County Mock Trial gives local students a firsthand look at the criminal justice system by having them portray the principals in a cast of courtroom characters. The roles played by the students include attorneys, witnesses, bailiffs, court clerks and sketch artists. Student teams study the hypothetical case, conduct legal research, receive guidance from volunteer attorneys in courtroom procedure and trial preparation, and present their case before volunteer judges. Close to 500 Ventura County students in grades nine through 12 participate. More than 150 local attorneys volunteer their time to score the competition. The winning Ventura County team will advance to the state mock trial to compete against their peers from across California.  

The Ventura County Office of Education and the Ventura County Superior Court host the event with support from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Additional information about Ventura County Mock Trial is available at: