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Mock Trial
General Information
The objectives of Mock Trial are to:
  • Improve critical thinking, reading, writing, public speaking and listening skills
  • Develop understanding and appreciation for the law, court procedures, and the judicial system
  • Understand constitutional rights and responsibilities
  • Recognize and reward students’ academic and intellectual achievements

Update! The 2021 District and Regional mock trial competitions will take place online, via Zoom. In the winter we will decide whether to hold the State competition in-person or virtually. All teams will still participate in two trials at the district level and qualifying teams will participate in two trials at the regional level. As necessitated by the new format there will be a few changes to the competition. 

  • Each school will be limited to entering three teams in the competition. 
  • We encourage schools with more than three teams to hold internal scrimmages to select the students that will represent their school in the competition.
  • Due to the large number of trials that will need to be conducted online, the competitions will be held over successive days. Teams will be given a choice of competition day, in order of registration, on a space available basis*.
  • Districts: January 22, 23, 28, 30
  • Regionals: February 19, 20

*Team registration will be available after the Virtual Mock Trial Conference. Please keep checking OCLRE’s website for updates. 

  • Recognizing the economic hardship schools are facing, the cost of the competition has been reduced to $100 per team.
  • More specifics regarding the format will be discussed at the Mock Trial Conference, which is free for those purchasing a case file, scheduled for September 30, 2020. For more information on the Virtual Mock Trial Conference, please contact Danielle Wilmot ([email protected]) or visit the OCLRE website ( http://www.oclre.org/aws/OCLRE/pt/sp/mocktrial_highschool ) 


Mock Trial News
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zoom 21 students earn ‘Outstanding’ awards at Mock Trial
Three schools advance to regional competition ..  
west Portsmouth West takes championship at District Mock Trial
Portsmouth High School placed Runner-Up and will also advance along with St. Joseph, Ironton ... 
mock trial Eleven local teams participate in Mock Trial Competition
Jan. 17 at Scioto County Courthouse and Portsmouth Municipal Building ... 
Mock Trial Wheelersburg wins District Mock Trial Competition
Wheelersburg, Portsmouth West and Valley will advance to Regionals ... 
Competition Dates

District Competition:
January 22, 23, 28, & 30, 2021

Regional Competition:
February 19 & 20, 2021

State Championship Competition:
March 11 - 13 (Format TBD)
Get Involved
For more information about Ohio Mock Trial and becoming involved with the Ohio Mock Trial Program, please contact Danielle Wilmot at (614) 485-3507.
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