Mock Trial

Mock Trial

Sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, students in the 7th and 8th grade are invited to write and create original mock trial cases.

Each mock trial must have two witnesses for each side, prosecution/plaintiff and defense. Team(s) may prepare either a Civil or Criminal Case based on one of the two themes provided by the New Jersey Bar Foundation.

Team(s) will work with an Attorney to help clarify points of law and procedure, write up the facts, witness statements, and develop their written case based on state and federal law(s). All teams submit their case by January 31st for careful review and judgment by the NJ Bar Foundation.

When winning cases are selected, the teams who wrote them will be required to “perform” their case at Law Adventure Programs in May.

Meeting Dates:

  • Online every other Friday, 10/9/20 - 1/29/21.
  • Also as submission date gets closer more meetings will occur.
  • Competition days to be announced.
Sign Up Sheet Link:

Advisor: Mrs. Danielle Peterson 

Grade Level: 7-8 only

Class Size: Open

Meeting Day: Fridays

Time: 2:45 p.m.- ­3:30 p.m.

Sign Up Sheet Link -

Location: Online -

  • Meeting ID: 824 1266 8668
  • Passcode: G9Nw2y


Pick­up: Front of Briarcliff

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