Young Lawyers Division Statewide Mock Trial Competition

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.

2015 Competition Information
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Quigley Catholic High School, from Region 2, is the new state champion. Quigley will be representing Pennsylvania at the National Mock Trial Championship in Raleigh, North Carolina in May.

You can watch the 2015 State Championship round between Roman Catholic High School vs Quigley Catholic High School on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m., and Saturday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. Please check your local listings for the PCN channel in your area. After the trial has aired on TV, the trial will be posted on PCN's website ( ).

State Finalists:
Abington Heights High School (Lackawanna County)
Altoona Area High School (Blair County)
Cumberland Valley High School (Cumberland County)
DuBois Area High School (Clearfield County)
Eden Christian Academy (Allegheny County)
Franklin Regional High School (Westmoreland County)
Jenkintown High School (Montgomery County)
Merion Mercy High School (Montgomery County)
Nazareth Area High School (Northampton County)
Quigley Catholic High school (Beaver County)
Roman Catholic High School (Philadelphia County)
Strath Haven High School (Delaware County)

2015 Coordinators List
2015 Competition Schedule
Start a New Team
2015 Participating Schools
Contact Us

New Region/District Map

1. Case Materials updated 11/14/2014
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. Mock Trial Learner Outcomes
10. National Mock Trial Newsletter
11. Philadelphia Rules of Competition
12. Rules of Competition updated 11/7/14
13. Rules of Evidence We will be going off of the National's Rules of Evidence again this year. .
14. Scoresheet
15. Supplement to Case Materials updated 1/16/15
16. Student Timekeeper Guidelines
17. Teaching Tips
18. Tournaments
19. Trial Practice Training Examples
20. Trial Roster Form

If you have any questions about the 2015 Mock Trial Competition, please contact PBA/YLD Coordinator Maria Engles at 800-932-0311, ext. 2223, or

To view past case materials click here.