Mock Trial

Volunteer_MockTrial.jpgEvery year, members of the MBA serve as coaches and judges for the Mock Trial Program, while thousands of high school students across Massachusetts participate. Students prepare a hypothetical case and then test their skills as lawyers and witnesses in a simulated courtroom competition.

Attorneys interested in volunteering their time for this important program should call (617) 338-0570 or e-mail the Mock Trial Program.

The MBA's Mock Trial program is generously supported by
the law firm Brown Rudnick LLP
and the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

  • About Mock Trial

    Do you enjoy working with kids? Do you have trial experience? Would you like to share your knowledge of the law and courtroom procedures with eager young minds? Then volunteer as an attorney coach or judge in the annual Mock Trial Program.

  • Mock Trial Philosophy and Rules

    The purpose of the tournament rules is to create a level playing field so all students can derive maximum educational benefit from participation. To that end, teacher and attorney/coaches are encouraged to emphasize the educational rather than the competitive aspect of the tournament.

  • Mock Trial Contact Information

    Phone: (617) 338-0570
    E-mail: [e-mail mocktrial]
    Web: mocktrial.MassBar.org
    Click Here Volunteer as an Attorney Coach or Judge

  • Volunteer Involvement & Needs

    The Mock Trial Program depends on the generous support of hundreds of volunteers. It is estimated that 2,300 volunteer hours were donated this past year by judges and attorneys recruited by the Massachusetts Bar Association.

  • What people have to say about the Mock Trial Program

    "I've been a judge for 25 years, and this is some of the best lawyering I have witnessed."
    Hon. Roderick L. Ireland, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

  • MBA recruits judges, coaches for Mock Trial

    Each year the Massachusetts Bar Association hosts the statewide Mock Trial Program to help students learn more about the law, court procedures and our legal system, and also give them an opportunity to sharpen their analytical, listening and speaking skills. The program also seeks to promote better communication and cooperation between the school community and the legal profession.

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