High School Mock Trial

Civics First is pleased to issue a few announcements and reminders about the upcoming mock trial regional rounds.

First, we have posted to our website the final version of the 2018-2019 high school mock trial problem, Andy Archer v. Detail Security, Inc. which is available at this link: Final Civics First High School Problem (updated 11/16/2018)  There are no significant changes from the version posted on September 20, and only a few typos corrected in exhibits.

Second, we have received some very helpful Questions, Answers, and Corrections from all of you and your teams. Here is a link to the Questions and Answers, and a listing of corrections that are included in the final version of the problem. Q & A and Corrections Document

Finally, a reminder that registration for this year's regional rounds closes on Tuesday, November 20, at 4 PM. If you have not already registered online, please do so ASAP at this link. We still could use a few more teams in Danbury (November 27) and Stamford (November 30), so please do not hesitate to register for those locations, which have terrific volunteers who are excited to work with your students. If you have any questions or difficulty paying online, please e-mail us at info@civicsfirstct.org.


We are scheduled to randomly draw the trial pairings early in the evening of Tuesday, November 20, and will communicate them to you shortly after the drawing takes place. You'll hear from the various regional coordinators with respect to courtroom assignments, parking directions, etc., shortly before your actual trial date.  

Register Here


Online registration for 2018-2019 High School Mock Trial is now open. Our friends at the Connecticut Bar Association have graciously agreed to host our online registration this year. Their system will accept payment by credit card or electronic transfer/check. The registration deadline is November 20, 2018.

For additional information and instructions about registration, please click here.



Danbury, Tuesday, November 27, 10:30 AM–5 PM

Stamford, Friday, November 30, 10:30 AM–5 PM

Waterbury, December 7, 10:30 AM – 5 PM

Waterbury, December 14, 10:30 AM – 5 PM


TWO DAY REGIONS (must attend both):

New Britain, December 3 and 10, 2–5 PM

New Haven, December 4 and 11, 2–5 PM

Manchester December 4 and 11, 6–9 PM

Middletown, December 12 and 19, from 2-5 PM

2018-2019 High School Mock Trial Materials

Final Civics First High School Problem (updated 11/16/2018)

Q & A and Corrections Document

Competition Rules

Rules of Evidence

Addendum to Rules of Evidence