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Justice Iredell Middle School Mock Trial Tournament

 

The upcoming 2017-2018 Mock Trial Regionals and State Final dates are:

Mock Trial Regionals - November 17, 2017 in various locations around the state.

Mock Trial State Finals - December 16, 2017 at the Durham County Courthouse.

If you have any questions please contact Diane Wright or call (919) 657-1588.

If you are interested in competing with the 2017 Middle School Mock Trial please fill out the 2017 Intent to Compete form and return to Diane Wright dwright@ncbar.org

The civil case for 2017 Mock Trial Competition is titled "Mia Donovan v. Shannon Dempsey, Jordan Reddick, and Rubicon Soccer Club, Inc."

**Deadline for the Intent to Compete, September 15, 2017.**

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    The Middle School Mock Trial tournament rules have been revised and the updates are here!

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  • 2017 Middle School Mock Trial

    If you are interested in competing with the 2017 Middle School Mock Trial please fill out the 2017 Intent to Compete form and return to Diane Wright dwright@ncbar.org

    The civil case for 2017 Mock Trial Competition is titled "Mia Donovan v. Shannon Dempsey, Jordan Reddick, and Rubicon Soccer Club, Inc."

    The 2017 case materials will be available August 14, 2017!


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View NC Education Districts and Competing Teams by Region.

 

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The Justice Iredell Middle School Mock Trial Tournament is an educational team program where middle school students have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures. Students representing attorneys and witnesses for both sides of a fictional case role play that case being tried in court.

A team led by a teacher is ideally composed of between six and 16 students, but can have more students on each team as alternates. The students are guided in their case through support of their teacher and attorney coaches. The program teaches the legal process and trial procedure. Hundreds of students participate each year.

Objectives of the tournament are to:
• Teach students ethics, civility and professionalism;
• Further students’ understanding of the law, court procedures and the legal system;
• Improve proficiency in basic life skills, such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning;
• Promote better communication and cooperation among the school community, teachers and students and members of the legal profession; and
• Heighten appreciation for academic studies and stimulate interest in law-related careers.

Regional competitions are held each year in December with the top teams from each region advancing to the state championship in January.

Are you interested in coaching or sponsoring a team?
If so, please contact the LRE Department at 919-677-0561 or email lre@ncbar.org.

Watch the training videos below for tips.

 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
The Justice Iredell Middle School Middle School Mock Trial Tournament is an official
NCSSM Challenge Cup Partner.

What does this mean?
This means participation and excellence in these competitions will earn schools NCASA Scholastic Cup or NCSSM Challenge Cup points the same way points are earned by participating in NCASA competitions.

Read here to learn how to get your school involved in the NCSSM Challenge Cup.

Interested in the NC High School Mock Trial Competition? Visit the Carolina Center for Civic Education website.