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Kim Basting
Director, Mock Trial Program
(612) 278-6306 | (800) 882-6722

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN  55402

Mock Trial Advisory Committee

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to mock trial through the Amicus Society on GiveMN.org.  Your financial support is appreciated! 

The Minnesota High School Mock Trial Program is an exciting law-related education program that introduces students to the American legal system and provides a challenging opportunity for personal growth and achievement. Your students will exercise their critical thinking and teamwork skills, as well as the basic skills learned in the classroom.

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which every person can participate in the Mock Trial program.  Please contact us if there are reasonable accommodations that would allow you to participate more fully.  Such requests should be directed to Kim Basting, Director of Mock Trial Program at (612) 278-6306.


You be the Judge! 

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To volunteer as a judge or coach, contact Kim Basting, (612) 278-6306.

Teams Needing Attorney Coaches:

- Edina High School
- Maple River High School
- Owatonna High School
- Shakopee Junior High School
- Totino Grace High School (female attorney needed)
- West Central High School (Barrett, MN)


Mock Trial Clothing Donations Sought

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This Mock Trial season, we are continuing the program through which schools can apply for courtroom attire donations for members of their team who are in need.Schools have until December 1, 2017 to apply to participate in this program. [Click Here]

If you or someone you know has suits or courtroom attire that you'd like to donate, please contact Kim Basting at kbasting@mnbar.org or (612) 278-6306.  All sizes are appreciated, so long as the outfits are in good condition (no missing buttons, broken zippers, stains, etc.). Please, no jewelry or shoes needed.
 


Thank You!

The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2017 competitions!  See the full list: 2017 April Bench & Bar

We also want to extend our gratitude to those that supported the program [Click Here]


2017-18 Calendar

Date What
Friday, October 13, 2017 Registration Deadline
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2018 Case Released - Online 
Friday, October 20, 2017 Late Registration Deadline
Friday, November 10, 2017 Team/Coaches Workshop - Minneapolis
Monday, December 4, 2017 New School Coaches Training
Friday, December 8, 2017 Judges Training - Minneapolis
Week of January 8, 2018 Round 1 - Statewide
Week of January 15, 2018 Round 2 - Statewide
Week of January 22, 2018 Round 3 - Statewide
Week of January 29, 2018 Make-up Trials, if applicable
Week of February 5, 2018 Round 4  Statewide
Week of February 12, 2018 Round 5, if applicable - Statewide
March 1-2, 2018 State Tournament - Minneapolis
Friday, April 1, 2018 NHSMTC Case Released - Tentative
May 10-13, 2018 NHSMTC -Reno, NV

*Calendar is subject to change on short notice.