For the 2019-2020 California Mock Trial Team Rulebook
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Butte County Mock Trial
*DAte not confirmed* 2019
North Butte County Courthouse
1755 Concord Avenue, Chico
With the assistance of a Teacher Coach and an Attorney Coach, the Mock Trial and Competition actively engages students from local high schools. Students experience the excitement of working in teams, exchanging ideas, setting goals, and examining issues while interacting with positive role models from their communities. By studying the case and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students also develop presentation skills, analytic ability, and team cooperation. A typical Mock Trial team consists of 8 to 20 students.
"Whenever we have Mock Trials in real courtrooms in front of real judges and real people, my heart stops beating for a second. But then with one glance from the people I've surrounded myself for months, the people that I've fought and stressed out with...that one look is enough for my heart to start pumping out adrenaline to overcome any level of stage fright and insecurities."
-Kryzel Jhae Dequito
"I loved the case and Mock Trial in general."
Additional information about Butte County Mock Trial Competition is available by e-mailing or phoning Mary Ellen Garrahy (530-532-5647)
2019-2020 Important Dates
|September 3||County Registration Deadline||Required to receive materials and compete at the state finals.|
|September 7||Case Brief and Lesson Plan Released||Available at www.crf-usa.org|
|September 13||Case Released at 3:00pm||Available at www.crf-usa.org with password|
|September 17||Case Materials sent to counties||Submit request with county registration|
|December 14||Mock Trial School Participation Form & Payment Due||School Participation Form|
|January 7||Updated Case Release||Required version for the state finals|
|January 9||School & Student Registration Deadline +||School/Coach Registration Portal |
|*DATE NOT CONFIRMED*||Butte County Mock Trial||North Butte County Courthouse, Chico|
|March 20-22||California State Finals (County Champion Only)||Los Angeles|
|May 6-9||National High School Mock Trial Championship||Evansville, IN|