Mock Trial Program

We are committed to providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for attorneys and judges who are interested in working with high school students. Please contact us to volunteer your skills and expertise.

Contra Costa County 2018:
The 37th Annual Contra Costa County
High School Mock Trial Needs You!

Mock Trial is an academic program in which schools compete at the county, state and national levels. The program allows students to acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system and encourages them to develop their analytical abilities and communication skills while gaining increased self-confidence. Learn more about the program.

Your expertise in a courtroom setting is needed to measure the efforts of budding young "Perry Masons." You sit in the jury box and score, or sit on the bench and judge, while students, acting as witnesses and attorneys, try an entire case in a timed exchange.

Students argue a pre-trial motion, direct and cross-examine witnesses, make objections and present an opening statement and closing argument. One school's prosecution team competes against another school's defense team. After the preliminary rounds, winning teams move forward and the eventual 1st Place team will represent our county at the state competition. This year we have 15 participating schools and WE NEED YOUR HELP - especially during the preliminary rounds!

Schedule for 2018 Contra Costa County High School Mock Trials:
January 30, February 1, 6, 8, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Preliminary Rounds - Eight competitions each night)
February 13, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Quarterfinals)
February 15, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Semifinals)
February 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Finals and Consolation round - Two competitions)

Where: Courtrooms in Martinez

Direct link to attorney scorers’ signup genius

Direct link to judge's sign up genius

Case materials and instructions will be mailed and emailed upon receipt of Volunteer form

If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact:

Jonathan Lance
Phone: (925) 942-3429


Anne Wolf
Phone: (925) 370-2540

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