About the NYS MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT



THE 2015 MOCK TRIAL FINALS WILL BE HELD IN ALBANY ON MAY 18-19.  UPDATED INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE!



2014 New York State Mock Trial Champions:

  1. William Floyd High School

  2. Runner-up: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School

Mock Trial Tournament

In this educational program, co-sponsored by The New York Bar Foundation, high school students have the opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures. Thousands of students participate each year.

Objectives of the tournament are to:

• Teach students ethics, civility and professionalism;

• Further students’ understanding of the law, court procedures and the legal system;

• Improve proficiency in basic life skills, such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning;

• Promote better communication and cooperation among the school community, teachers and students and members of the legal profession; and

• Heighten appreciation for academic studies and stimulate interest in law-related  careers.    


View the videos from our Mock Trial Finals:    

May 20, 2014:   http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?func=VOFF&id=nysbar&date=2014-05-20&seq=1

May 21, 2013:   http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?func=VOFF&id=nysbar&date=2013-05-21&seq=1

May 22, 2012:   http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?func=VOFF&id=nysbar&date=2012-05-22&seq=1  


County Coordinators: Click HERE for information  



You'll find the most up to the minute case, tournament, and MTSI information on the Facebook site.

The ABA has great Mock Trial scripts for elementary aged classes available in their online store.

Assistance is available to teachers for purchase of the ABA materials.  

Check out this great bit on Sesame Street featuring Justice Sotomayor here. And the ABA article regarding the Justice's appearance.  

If you are interested in starting a Mock Trial Team at your school, contact Kim Francis at 518-486-5760 or kfrancis@nysba.org       

The New York Bar Foundation provides funding for this program in conjunction with The New York State Bar Association's Law, Youth and Citizenship Program.     


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