Mock Trial Team
MOCK TRIAL TEAM
Don McArthur-Self DMCARTHUR@MAINE207.ORG
A program designed by the Illinois State Bar Association that distributes the legal problem each year. The Mock Trial Team competes in several local and regional tournaments from January through March, including the state tournament in Champaign, Illinois. The team is selected by tryouts in October. Students of the Mock Trial Team take roles of attorneys and witnesses, trying a case in court against opposing schools. Competitions are in real courthouses with real judges and lawyers serving as evaluators. Tryouts are open to all students; oral communication/presentation skills, teamwork, analytical abilities, and reliability are stressed.
Attorney, Government, politician/legislator, paralegal, research, law eforcement, criminal investigator, probation officer, correctional treatment specialist, court reporter, balliff, mediator, Forensic Scientist, Legal Researcher, Victim Advocate, , careers requiring public speaking, speech writer.