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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]by Evan Lovell, Elk Grove High School Cleaning and organizing your mock trial binder is an integral part of trial preparation that should not be overlooked.   Before the trial Make sure to: Remove loose and miscellaneous papers and old...

My Mock Trial Family By Julianne Martin   For the past two years, every February, I have given birth at the San Diego County Courthouse. My child has no physical manifestation, but my pretrial argument is as much of a labor of love as any human child. First, we...

DAY TWO The National Mock Trial competition has wrapped with a second day of competition. Our California champions from Dos Pueblos battled competitors from Alabama and New Jersey and were honored with an award at the final gala ceremony. In round three, Dos Pueblos gave their strongest...

DAY ONE Dos Pueblos High School is representing the Golden State at nationals this weekend and Justin Bernstein of Stand Up Mock Trial is our special correspondent. He gives us insight into the first day of competition. Dos Pueblos travelled to Boise, Idaho mid week to scrimmage...

If Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Went to Law School   By Rebecca Schleimer   My heart was beating out of my chest. I kept nervously looking down at the witness statement that I already knew like the back of my hand. Oh boy, how in the world am...

We are excited to announce the formation of the 2017 Golden State Case Writing Committee! This committee is made up of members from across the state of California who will work together to produce the inaugural Golden State case, People vs. Pearl, which will be released...

“Mock trial is not for the faint-hearted.” The coaches of Capital Mock Trial often start the first yearly information meeting with that simple statement. Not the most encouraging proclamation. It is typically followed by a challenge: “However, if you join mock trial, it will change...

We hear you. After listening to feedback from hundreds of mock trial coaches, students, and alumni from across the state, we are inspired and excited. Want to hear what people had to say? Watch our newest video featuring some of the responses we received. a [vc_video link='https://vimeo.com/159461218'] ...