Mock Trial

One of the largest in the nation, the PBA/YLD Mock Trial Competition gives over 290 high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil 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.


2024 PBA Statewide Mock Trial Competition Draws 262 Teams from 215 High Schools

Abington Heights High School in Lackawanna County Wins Pennsylvania Bar Association Statewide Mock Trial Competition

Watch the 2024 Mock Trial – Championship Trial Video Here

2024 Regional Winners

Region 1: Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh (Allegheny County)

Region 1: Eden Christian Academy (Allegheny County)

Region 2: Northwestern High School (Erie County)

Region 3: Greensburg Salem High School (Westmoreland County)

Region 4: Montoursville High School (Lycoming County)

Region 5: Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School (Luzerne County)

Region 6: Spring Grove High School (York County)

Region 7: Bensalem High School (Bucks County)

Region 7: Central Bucks East High School (Bucks County)

Region 7: Henderson High School (Chester County)

Region 8: Roman Catholic High School (Philadelphia County)

Region 8: The Mathematics, Civics, & Sciences Charter School (Philadelphia County)

Region 9: North Penn High School (Montgomery County)

Region 10: Abington Heights High School (Lackawanna High School)

If you have any questions about the 2024 Mock Trial Competition, please contact Maria Engles at [email protected].

To view past case materials click here.