Students win medals at Mock Trial awards
Several River City Mock Trial students were recognized at the 2013 regional Mock Trial awards for the Gordon B. Schaber Mock Trial Tournament held Feb.-Mar. 2013. Courtroom artist Rebecca Guan, prosecution attorney Deanna Gallegos, and witnesses Violet Hamlet and Brianna Bivians received medals for their performances. Team coaches selected Joel Kersey and Kate Brenenstall as team captains, Deanna Gallegos and Thomas Monce as Most Valuable attorneys, and Adam Rodgers, Eddie Gonzalez, Violet Hamlet, and Brianna Bivians as Most Valuable witnesses. Congratulations!
A mock trial is a simulated court trial that features students in the roles of attorneys, witnesses, court clerks, bailiffs and jurors. Teams of nine to twenty students from approximately 25 area schools study a hypothetical criminal case, conduct research and prepare for their day(s) in court. Teams are scored by real attorneys on how effectively they prepare and present their case. County winners go on to state competition; state winners compete in a national Mock Trial in May. The local competition is sponsored by the Sacramento County Office of Education.
Mock Trial Season Calendar Google Calendar (to be updated in October)
- Mock Trial Wiki - post your material here for all team members and coaches to access and comment. Email me if you didn't get an invitation to join. Be sure to include your name in the email, or I may not know who you are. No one gets access to the wiki who is not a member of the team.
- The Case Packet People v Vega -- password protected
- Case brief
- Case errata
- Exhibits: Large size (22 x 28); Small size (8.5 x 11)
- Forms and downloads from CRF (casebook, exhibits, handbooks, rules, forms)
- Team Rule Book; Highlights to changes this year
- Attorney/Judge Handbook
- Online Trial Game: Make Your Case from Scholastic, Make Your Case is a courtroom trial simulation in which students control the action in a television-like trial. Students play the role of attorneys in a civil case involving a traffic accident between a bicyclist and a driver. Practice in trial decision-making, objections, and statement/argument preparation.
- CRF Mock Trial Message Board - Join and discuss the case with other students and coaches from throughout the state; this board may be dead with the establishment of the...
- CRF Mock Trial Facebook page!
Courtroom Artist and Journalist Information
2012 Mock Trial Team