Do you enjoy working with students? Do you have trial experience? Would you like to share your knowledge of the law and courtroom procedures with eager young minds? Volunteer as an attorney coach or judge in the annual Massachusetts Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program.
Since 1985, the MBA has hosted an annual, statewide High School Mock Trial Program to help 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. This year’s case is a criminal matter.
The 2024 competition will be held in person at courthouses throughout the commonwealth.
The following high schools are in need of attorney coaches:
- Andover High School
- Argosy Collegiate Charter School, Fall River
- Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton
- Doherty Memorial High School, Worcester
- Pittsfield High School
- Reading Memorial High School
- Winchester High School
Attorneys interested in volunteering their time for this important program should email the Mock Trial Program
The Mock Trial Program is administered by the MBA, with support from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.