Mock Trial    

One of the largest in the nation, the PBA/YLD Mock Trial Competition gives more than 300 high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil and criminal trials before actual judges and panels of juries. Lawyers volunteer to assist students as team advisors, scorekeepers and regional coordinators. Each year, the winning team goes on to represent Pennsylvania in the national competition.

2018 Competition Information
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2018 Mock Trial Competition Schedule
2018 Participating Schools
2018 Coordinator's list
2018 Region/District Map

The Regional and District level trial schedules and scoresheets/results will not be posted on the website.  Please obtain the needed  information by contacting your Coordinator.  If you are unaware of your Coordinator please click on the 2018 Coordinators List on this page.


  1. Case Materials *Posted on November 3
  2. Code of Civility
  3. Code of Ethical Conduct
  4. Conflict Dates Form
  5. Guidelines for Attorney Advisors
  6. Guidelines for Jurors
  7. Guidelines for Presiding Judges
  8. Hints of Preparing for the Competition
  9. How To - Tips for Students
  10. Mock Trial Learner Outcomes
  11. National Mock Trial Newsletter *Will be posted at a later date
  12. Philadelphia Rules of Competition
  13. Rules of Competition *Updated November 8
  14. Rules of Evidence
  15. Scoresheet 
  16. Supplement to Case Materials
  17. Student Timekeeper Guidelines
  18. Teaching Tips
  19. Tournaments *Will be posted at a later date
  20. Trial Roster Form




If you have any questions about the 2018 Mock Trial Competition, please contact PBA/YLD Coordinator Maria Engles at

To view past case materials click here.