2019 MBA Mock Trial State Finals
The 2020 Massachusetts Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Program is looking for attorneys to serve as judges at trials scheduled for January, February and March. If you are interested in volunteering to act as a judge for one of the January trials listed below, please contact us.
This year, the teams are presented with a civil case. The defendant, New England Heights Institute of Music (NEHIM), notified the plaintiff, Dani/Danny Mockowski, of a five-day suspension for a violation of Article I of NEHIM’s Code of Conduct, finding that the plaintiff engaged in conduct that caused physical or psychological harm to other students, and conduct that was disruptive to the school, malicious toward others, or intentionally damaging to the reputation of fellow students. The plaintiff claims the defendant violated their rights under the U.S. Constitution and seeks to reverse their suspension and to require the defendant to expunge references to the past suspensions from their student record.
Open Trial Venue/Dates in Preliminary Week #1 and Week #2:Brockton Probate and Family CourtHull High School v. Thayer Academy
Thursday, Jan. 30, at 1:30 p.m.Framingham District CourtXaverian Brothers High School v. Noble and Greenough School
Friday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m.Hampshire County Superior CourtGranby Junior Senior High School v. Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School
Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m.The MacDuffie School v. Hopkins Academy
Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m.Leominster District CourtGroton School v. Lunenburg High School
Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 1:30 p.m.Groton School v. Groton Dunstable Regional High School
Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m.Massachusetts School of Law, AndoverMethuen High School v. Andover High School
Friday, Jan. 24, at 1:30 p.m.Andover High School v. Lowell High School
Friday, Jan. 31, at 1:30 p.m.Saugus Town HallMalden Catholic High School v. Winthrop High School
Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 1:30 p.m.St. Mary’s High School v. Lynn Classical High School
Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1:30 p.m.Lynn Classical High School v. Winthrop High School
Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m.U.S. District Court, SpringfieldLongmeadow High School v. Southwick Regional High School
Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m.Wrentham District CourtBellingham High School v. Attleboro High School
Friday, Jan. 31, at 1:30 p.m.
If you are interested in judging any one (or more) of these trials, or other trials in February (not listed), please contact Mock Trial Central at (617) 338-0570 or via email