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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.


We are seeking Judges statewide for the upcoming 2017 Mock Trial competitions.
Click HERE to view the schedule.

Schools looking for an Attorney Coach:
  1. Maple River High School
  2. Minneota High School

Contact Kim Basting at kbasting@mnbar.org for more information. 

Judges Training
Friday, December 9, 2016
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NEW This Year!

This Mock Trial season we are encouraging participation and collaborative support more than ever. We are so excited to have a growing, diverse Mock community and want to foster this growth.

This year we are launching a program through which schools in need can apply for courtroom attire donations for members of their team who are in need. We cannot guarantee that every ask will be answered with a donation, but we sure hope to satisfy as many asks as possible. Starting in October we will start accepting applications.  

If your team is in need, please fill out the Application and send it back to Kim Basting (kbasting@mnbar.org) by December 2, 2016.

If you (or someone you know) have suits or courtroom attire that you would like to donate, please contact MSBA Committee Member, Wynne Reece, at wreece@reece-law.com.

2016-17 Calendar

Date What
Friday, October 14, 2016 Registration Deadline
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2017 Case Released - Online 
Friday, October 21, 2016 Late Registration Deadline
Monday, November 7, 2016 Team/Coaches Workshop - Minneapolis
Friday, December 9, 2016 Judges Training - Minneapolis
Monday, December 5, 2016 New School Coaches Training
Week of January 9, 2017 Round 1 - Statewide
Week of January 16, 2017 Round 2 - Statewide
Week of January 23, 2017 Round 3 - Statewide
Week of January 30, 2017 Make-up Trials, if applicable
Week of February 6, 2017 Round 4, if applicable - Statewide
Week of February 14, 2017 Round 5, if applicable - Statewide
March 3-4, 2017 State Tournament - St.Cloud (TENTATIVE)
Friday, April 1, 2017 NHSMTC Case Released - Tentative
May 11-14, 2017 NHSMTC - Hartford, CT

*Calendar is subject to change on short notice.