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.


TEAM REGISTRATION & RESOURCES

JUDGE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION


Competition Dates

Southern Nevada Regional
February 9, 2019
Regional Justice Center, Las Vegas
Northern Nevada Regional
February 22, 2019
Federal Courthouse, Reno
State Competition
March 15-16, 2019
Federal Courthouse, Reno

Rules & Guidelines

  1. Nevada High School Mock Trial Competition Rules – Updated!
  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

2018-2019 Mock Trial Case

Sam Holliday v. Dr. Afam Unamon


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).


Sponsors

Construction Law Section, Gaming Law Section, Tax Law Section


2018-2019 Competition Results

Competition results will be posted here after the regional and statewide competition.


Program Contact

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

 

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