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.

Competition Information
What is Mock Trial
Volunteer in the Mock Trial Program
Contact us
Register a Team

2019 Mock Trial Competition Schedule
2019 Coordinator's list
2019 Participating Schools

Region/District Map

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).

  1. Case Materials
  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. Matrix Scoring
    1. Matrix Scoring NHSMT
    2. Matrix Scoring Teams
  10. Mock Trial Learner Outcomes
  11. Rules of Competition
  12. Rules of Evidence *PA uses the National Mock Trial Rules of Evidence
  13. Scoresheet
  14. Supplement to Case Materials *Posted Jan. 11
  15. Student Timekeeper Guidelines
  16. Teaching Tips
  17. 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

To view past case materials click here.







100 South Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: 800-932-0311

Western Pennsylvania Office:

Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Phone: 412-914-8840