About the NYS MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT


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.


Click on these links for more information about Mock Trial:

Get the latest information on the 2015 Mock Trial Tournament

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

      View Mock Trial Finals Videos   

        Download Mock Trial Case Archives 

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


            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 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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