How many mock trial teams are in California?

The California Mock Trial Program currently involves more than 36 counties and over 8,000 student participants from more than 400 teams. Approximately 1,500 attorney volunteers serve as team coaches and scorers, and 500 Municipal, Superior, and Appellate Court judges preside over the trials.

How many people are in a mock trial team?

A. A team may have between 8 and 25 team members, including alternates and supporting roles.

How do you start a mock trial?

  1. An Introduction: Attorney identifies themself (or not)
  2. A brief overview (story) of what the evidence will show. Presented from your side’s perspective.
  3. A brief explanation of what has to be proved.
  4. Identify the witnesses.
  5. Tell what the key testimony of each witness will be.
  6. A conclusion.

Is the Constitutional Rights Foundation conservative?

CRF is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America’s young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society.

What is high school mock trial?

Mock Trial is a competition in which students simulate a real trial. The trial concerns an official AMTA case that remains the same through the entire academic year. Teams must prepare both sides of the case (prosecution/plaintiff and defense) for every competition.

Does mock trial look good for college?

In the grand scheme of extracurricular activities, Mock Trial is one of the niche ones that presents value on a professional level to students. Along with just being a great way to boost a college admission portfolio, Mock Trial helps boost a student’s public speaking ability when it comes to the delivery aspect.

What should be included in an opening statement?

Opening Statement Checklist

  1. State your theme immediately in one sentence.
  2. Tell the story of the case without argument.
  3. Persuasively order your facts in a sequence that supports your theme.
  4. Decide whether to address the bad facts in the opening or not.
  5. Do not read your opening statement.
  6. Bring an outline, if necessary.

How reliable is the Constitutional Rights Foundation?

Bottom Line: The Constitutional Rights Foundation is a win-win resource for social studies, history and current events classes, providing solid original content and lesson plans, as well as links to other quality sites.

Who writes for the Constitutional Rights Foundation?

In publications, Coral Suter made significant contributions to our nascent publication program in the early 1980s through her research and writing skills. Bill Hayes, a former teacher and lawyer, has been the senior editor and writer at the foundation since 1991.