2016 Mock Trial Tournament News!
As the Massachusetts Bar Association's High School Mock Trial
Program begins its 31st year, we have an opportunity to reflect on
the MBA's long tradition of education and public service. For many
years now, the Mock Trial Program has been an integral part of that
tradition, providing high school students with a positive first
experience with the law, as well as a valuable and dynamic
The tournament begins in January and will culminate in the State
Finals, which will be held in March, 2016. All participating teams
are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the State Finals to
observe the tournament's competition at its highest level. The
state champion team will compete for the national title in Boise,
Idaho on May 12-14, 2016.
The Mock Trial program has been structured with the following
goals in mind:
• To further your understanding of the law,
court procedures, civil liberties and our legal system;
• To increase your proficiency in basic life
skills, such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning;
• To develop your advocacy skills regardless of
which side of the case is being represented and irrespective of the
party with which you most identify;
• To promote better communication and
cooperation between you, the schools and the legal profession;
• To heighten your consciousness of law-related
professions and the academic studies, which lead to those
We hope that you will decide to join us this year as a participant
in this worthwhile program.
If you have any questions regarding the competition, please
contact Mock Trial Central at (617) 338-0570. If you would like to
register now, please click on the registration form tab located on
the left margin of this page.
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