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Since 1985, the Massachusetts Bar Association has hosted an annual, statewide Mock Trial Program to help high school students learn more about the law, court procedures and our legal system, and give them an opportunity to sharpen their analytical, listening and speaking skills. Members of the MBA serve as attorney coaches and judges for the Mock Trial Program, while thousands of high school students across Massachusetts participate. Students prepare a hypothetical case and then test their skills as lawyers and witnesses in a simulated courtroom competition.

Mock Trial News

Friday, March 22

The Winsor School Wins Mass. Bar Association’s 2019 Mock Trial State Championship

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Boston school prevails over Franklin High School to advance to nationals in Georgia

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Mock Trial Resources: How To Prepare

Teacher & Attorney Coaches

Teacher & Attorney Coaches

Help your student witnesses, student attorneys, and team prepare for the Mock Trial experience with these helpful guidelines

Student Witnesses & Student Attorneys

Student Witnesses & Student Attorneys

Learn tips and techniques to help with preparation before the trial, opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, and closing arguments



Learn about your responsibilities, sign-up for open trials, and get helpful hints on presiding over trials.