About the NYS MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT


The 2016 NYS Mock Trial Tournament will be held in Albany on May 15-17, 2016.

Check back often for updates and more information.




CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015 MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT STATE CHAMPION:

Clarence High School
Region 1 - Erie County

Runner Up:
Potsdam High School
Region 3 - St. Lawrence County


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.    

Learn more about our New York Statewide High School Mock Trial Program.  Click here to view the brochure!  


Click on these links for more information about Mock Trial:  

Get the latest information on the 2015 Mock Trial Tournament

Download the Current Case and Related Correction Memos for this year's Mock Trial Tournament     

Attorneys and Judges - Read the New York MCLE Rules for earning CLE credit for Mock Trial       

    View Videos of our past Mock Trial Finals       

      Download Mock Trial Case Archives     

        County Coordinators - Get Important Information for the 2015 Mock Trial Tournament     

          View the "Mock Trial 101" Training Video  


          Other Things to Check Out!  

          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 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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