High School Mock Trial

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2023-2024 High School Mock Trial case. All regional trials will be in person. Building on last year's success, we will follow the pre-COVID in-person format, where you will try each side of the case once, with all teams who win both of their trials qualifying for a state playoff tournament to be held in February.


In-person trials will take place in the following state courthouses.


Full Day Regions:

Friday, December 1, Bridgeport

Thursday, December 7, Danbury

Friday, December 8, Waterbury

Friday, December 15, New Britain

Wednesday, December 20, Hartford  

For full-day regions, teams are expected to report to their assigned courtroom by 9:30, with trials beginning at 10 AM. The second trial will begin after the lunch break at 2 PM. We've built in a relatively lengthy lunch break to ensure that all students and volunteers have time to eat and decompress a bit during the day.


Half-Day Regions:

Monday, December 4 and Monday, December 11, Middletown (1:30 PM-5:00 PM)

For half-day regions, teams are required to attend both sessions. You will try one side of the case in the first week, and the second side of the case in the second week.


Registration is now open, and our partner, the Connecticut Bar Association, will again accept payment of the fee of $350 per team by credit card or electronic transfer/check. The registration deadline is Friday, November 17, 2023.

If you require an invoice from the Connecticut Bar Association to allow you to pay, please contact Natalia Bellettiere with the Connecticut Bar Association at [email protected]. Natalia will issue you an invoice. Please add Jon Weiner ([email protected]) on the e-mail to Natalia, and indicate your desired location and number of teams. We'll secure your spot while your payment is pending.

2023-2024 High School Mock Trial Materials

2023-2024 High School Mock Trial Case

2023-2024 High School Mock Trial Questions and Answers

2023-2024 High School Mock Trial Registration

How to Use the CBA Registration System

Mock Trial Rules of Competition

Rules of Evidence

Technical Guidance