Mock Trial Summer Institute Applications

Sunday, July 15 thru Friday, July 20, 2018
Silver Bay YMCA (on the northern shore of Lake George, NY)

Click here to download the flyer!


Click here to download the Student Application. (APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1, 2018)

In addition to the application, students must submit a 500 word essay explaining why they should be chosen to participate in the Mock Trial Summer Institute, and two letters of recommendation (one from the teacher coach and one from the attorney advisor).

All forms require original signatures to be valid. 

Fees:  $250.00 for students who reside/attend school in New York State.   $1,000.00 for students who reside/attend school outside New York State.

Please note: No applications will be accepted after June 15. Space is limited; once the limit is reached, we will not accept any more students, even if that occurs prior to June 15.


If you are an educator in New York State who teaches law-related classes and has involvement with your school's mock trial team, please consider applying to be a counselor at the Mock Trial Summer Institute (MTSI). College students who are have several years of experience participating in mock trial are also welcome to apply. 

Counselors will be responsible for general supervision of a group of up to 48 students for the entire week. Each counselor will coach a team of 6 to 8 students. Responsibilities will include coaching their team on presenting one side of the case; giving a presentation about one particular aspect of mock trial (openings, directs, etc.), including handouts and activities for the entire group; and along with another counselor, running a fun evening activity for the entire group of students.

Being a Counselor at MTSI is not only a great experience for you as an Educator, but it’s also a great way to spend a week during the summer on beautiful Lake George and earn some extra money! If you are interested in applying, please submit your cover letter, resume and application as soon as possible.  For more information about MTSI, click here!

Click here to download the Counselor Application.

Applications should be submitted by mail, email or fax to:

Kim Francis, New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207
Fax: 518-487-5611