Overview

Mock Trial is an activity in which students learn the principles of trial advocacy and then apply those principles as they try a fictitious case. Students that are involved in Mock Trial foster an increased self-confidence, improved analytical and speaking skills and the ability to work well with others – not to mention it’s a lot of fun.

Each year, we are given a new set of Mock Trial materials based on an important issue facing America’s youth. This includes a hypothetical court case, summaries of case law, witness statements, official exhibits, simplified rules of evidence,  and competition rules and guidelines.  The students work side by side with judges, attorneys and teachers studying the case packet, preparing strategies and arguments for trial.  The students compete against various other schools in the county toward the goal of competing at the state level.

Blue and Gold Invitational at La Salle University
January 14-15, 2017

The SBA Mock Trial team competed at the La Salle University Blue and Gold Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15, 2017. After weeks of intense practice, two teams, made up of 6 attorneys and 6 witnesses each, presented the case of Commonwealth vs. Taylor Edsel against teams from approximately 30 area high schools.

Round 1 Results

Congratulations to the SBA Mock Trial team! The Defense Team won their first round against Wissahickon High School in the Montgomery County region of the Pennsylvania State Mock Trial Competition on January 24, 2017 at the courthouse in Norristown. Brenda Jones was acknowledged with a Best Witness award, and Dianna Gavrykh was recognized with a Best Attorney award.  The Prosecution is scheduled to compete in Round Two of the competition on Wednesday February 1, 2017.

Round 2 Results:

Congratulations to the SBA Mock Trial team who won round 2 of the of the Montgomery County region of the Pennsylvania State Mock Trial Competition Wednesday night, February 1st!!!
Jen Levito was acknowledged as best attorney and Brielle Piecyk received the Best Witness award.

Quarter Final Results:

Congrats to the Mock Trial team on an excellent presentation during the quarter-final round of the State Mock Trial Competition – Montgomery County Region. Although unable to pull out a team victory, congratulations were extended to Uma Patel for her award for Best Witness and Mary Campion for her award for Best Attorney. We are extremely proud of all of the team members and of how well the team did in all of this year’s competitions.