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.


  1. Rules Materials (For Reference Only)
  2. Materials for Teachers and Coaches (For Reference Only)
  3. Materials for Judges (For Reference Only)

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.



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Phone: 800-932-0311

Western Pennsylvania Office:

Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760
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