Registration Form

The Massachusetts Bar Association invites you to register (requires Adobe Acrobat) for the 2024 Mock Trial Tournament.

All registration forms are due by October 13, 2023 and must be accompanied by a check of $200. Purchase orders are allowed, but final payment is due no later than November 13, 2023.

PLEASE NOTIFY MOCK TRIAL CENTRAL IF THERE ARE ANY DATES THAT YOUR TEAM IS UNABLE TO COMPETE. THESE DATES MUST BE ADDED TO THE REGISTRATION FORM.

Competition

The competition begins in January 2024. However, your team may choose to start working on their case as soon as the materials are released at the Teacher Orientation held in November.

Schools that wish to participate may enter one team that must be comprised of students currently attending the school and a teacher coach who is also from that school. There is no upper limit to the number of students participating in the program; however, there can be no fewer than six and no more than nine students participating in any one trial. We recommend that you secure the assistance of a local attorney to help your team prepare for their trials. If you have difficulty with this, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Coaches Orientation Information

Orientation is MANDATORY and is for teacher and attorney coaches ONLY.

The orientation, attended by the MBA Mock Trial Committee members, is an opportunity for teachers and attorneys to receive a brief overview of this year’s case, hear an explanation of the applicable law, ask questions about team composition, judging, etc.

The Mock Trial Coaches Orientation will be held via Zoom and is scheduled on November 2, 2023. Further information on this orientation can be found on the 2024 registration form.

NOTE: THE ORIENTATION WILL BE RECORDED AND STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND. 

Each registered team will be able to download the case packet in advance of the orientation via the MBA Mock Trial website. Please note that during the competition, there may be times when the committee changes something in the case packet. If so, the case packet will be updated and a new version will be added to the Case Information & Updates webpage.

The Schedule

The 2023-24 schedule of programs is scheduled on this year's registration form.

    We hope that your school will consider registering a team this year. We're confident that the students will enjoy the experience.