Every 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
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]
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- 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.