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.
What is Mock Trial
Volunteer in the Mock Trial Program
Register a Team
2019 Mock Trial Competition Schedule
2019 Coordinator's list
2019 Participating Schools
The Region/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 2019 Coordinator’s list above (Click on your County).
- Case Materials
- Code of Civility
- Code of Ethical Conduct
- Conflict Dates Form
- Guidelines for Attorney Advisors
- Guidelines for Jurors
- Guidelines for Presiding Judges
- Hints of Preparing for the Competition
- Matrix Scoring
- Matrix Scoring NHSMT
- Matrix Scoring Teams
- Mock Trial Learner Outcomes
- Rules of Competition
- Rules of Evidence *PA uses the National Mock Trial Rules of Evidence
- Supplement to Case Materials *Posted Jan. 11
- Student Timekeeper Guidelines
- Teaching Tips
- Trial Roster Form
If you have any questions about the 2019 Mock Trial Competition, please contact PBA/YLD Coordinator Maria Engles at 1-800-932-0311 ext. 2223 or email@example.com.
To view past case materials click here.