Mock Trial Tournament

New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament in Nassau County

Welcome to another year of mock trial!  The New York State Bar Association’s 2022-2023 NY Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament is happening!  The million-dollar question is, will it again be virtual or back to in-personThe answer is IN PERSON!!!!

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Please return entry forms by November 10.

PLEASE READ THE BELOW IN ENTIRETY AND FILL OUT FORM IN ENTIRETY AS PER BELOW INSTRUCTIONS:

This competition will be held in person at Nassau Supreme Court in Mineola beginning at approximately 4:30PM. You should allow for travel time to get to there. More details on the competition itself will follow as we get closer to February, including pairings once the registrations are all received. We will be staging you in the Central Jury Room upon your arrival. It is imperative that all mandates within the courthouse are followed to the letter as we rely on the courthouse and the staff there to host our competition.

Please send in the above entry form filled out in its entirety, including a signature of the school principal. If a team has more than one Mock Trial teacher, and/or more than one attorney-advisor, we need the contact information FOR EVERYONE who is helping your Mock Trial team, including a cell phone. If you need an attorney-advisor for your team, please note as much on the registration form and we will help you find one. Please do not assume we have information from last year as emails, phone numbers, etc. might have changed. Please feel free to attach additional sheets to the entry form to assure completeness of information. PLEASE CLEARLY PRINT ALL INFORMATION, PARTICULARLY EMAILS.

There is a $250 fee to participate in the county tournament here in Nassau as we have to pay court officer time for use of the Courthouse. Please note that while prompt payment is preferred, the deadline to submit payment is April 30, 2023 but this will NOT preclude your school from competing in the Mock Trial tournament.  

The Case:

This year you will be working with a civil case. NYSBA expects to release the case to the county coordinators on or about December 5 as FYI.

 

Dates for our Competition:

Feb 7: Prelim Round I

Feb 15: Prelim Round II

March 1: Intermediate

March 14: Sweet 16

March 22: Quarter Finals

March 29: Semi Finals

April 20: County Finals

The State Finals in Albany will be held May 21-23, health conditions permitting.