Welcome to the State Bar of Nevada’s High School Mock Trial program! Each year, high school mock trial teams throughout the State compete at the regional and statewide level, with the top team advancing to the National High School Mock Trial Championship. The bar’s statewide program is administered by a volunteer Mock Trial Committee, with assistance from the Washoe County Bar Association.

The state bar’s high school mock trial program is supported by the Nevada Bar Foundation and an endowment made on behalf of attorney Charles Deaner. Chuck Deaner was an ardent supporter of law related education and Nevada high school mock trial. Through his living trust, continued support of the mock trial program is possible. The state championship round is named in his honor.



2020 Competition Dates

Southern Nevada Regional
February 21
Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas
Northern Nevada Regional
February 28
Bruce Thompson Federal Courthouse, Reno
March 6-7
Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas

National High School Mock Trial Championship

May 6-9, 2020
Evansville, Indiana

Rules & Guidelines

  1. Nevada High School Mock Trial Competition Rules – UPDATED 2019
  2. National High School Mock Trial Federal Rules of Evidence
  3. Code of Ethical Conduct
  4. Guidelines for Students
  5. Nevada Mock Trial Guidelines for Attorney and Teacher Coaches
  6. Examples of Common Evidentiary Objections
  7. Criteria for Scoring a Trial Round

2019-2020 Mock Trial Case

State of Nevada vs. Lee Morgan Nash

Team Forms

Team Coaches: It is your responsibility to ensure team members, coaches and team observers are aware of the Code of Ethical Conduct; the teacher coach or head coach should sign this form on behalf of the team. Photo release forms are required of each student participant (parental consent is needed for all students age 18 or less). The Team List must include the names of all Official Team Members. These forms may be turned in upon check-in at the regional competition.

Rosters: Please note there are two separate rosters; one for the defense and one for the plaintiff. These fillable PDF forms include a place to indicate the team code, which will drawn upon check-in. For each round of competition, you will provide copies of your completed roster to the: presiding judge; scoring judges; and opposing counsel. A minimum of five copies per round are needed (please have extra copies should there be more than three scoring judges during a round).


Timekeeping Guide



2018-2019 Competition Results

Congratulations to the teams who participated in this year’s high school mock trial competition!

So. NV Regional Competition Standings

So. NV Regional Standings by Round

No. NV Mock Trial Competition Standings

No. NV Mock Trial Competition Standing by Round

State Mock Trial Competition Standings

State Mock Trial Competition Standing by Round

Program Contact

Stephanie Hirsch
Assistant Director, CLE
Phone: 702-382-2200
E-mail: stephanieh@nvbar.org


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