High School Mock Trial

About the Program

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.

YMCA National Judicial Competitions
August 1-4, 2022

Seeking student participants and volunteer coaches and judges.

Click Here for more information or please contact Amy Anderson, Executive Director of the YMCA Center for Youth Voice, at 612-330-3045 or amy.anderson@ymcamn.org.

Civic Education Videos

Civic Education: Your Voice Matters
Wynne Reece, Chair of the Mock Trial Advisory Committee, along with the Honorable William Koch (4th Judicial District), the Honorable Stephen Smith (2nd Judicial District), the Honorable Mark Vandelist (1st Judicial District), and Ayah Helmy (Hennepin County Attorney's Office) discuss the importance of your civic duty through voting and by other means to make a difference in the World.    

Raise Your Voice Documentary: An Interview with Director Maribeth Romslo
The Honorable William Koch (4th Judicial District) interviews Director Maribeth Romslo. 
If you'd like more information on this documentary for your classroom, please visit the website at https://raiseyourvoicedocumentary.com/.

MSBA Mock Trial You Tube site .

2022 State Champions | 9th Place At Nationals!

WMH State 2022 Website Ready

Watertown-Mayer High School will represent Minnesota at the National High School Mock Trial Championship (NHSMTC) in May.  This is their first State Championship.  The team is coached by Lori Sieling, Sarah Soley, and Patrick Neaton, Esq.  The Watertown-Mayer team is comprised of 10 seniors; all have been involved in Mock Trial for 3 to 4 years, and are thrilled to have made it to this level together!

Interested in watching the Championship Round? 
(March 4, 2022: Lakeville South High School v. Watertown Mayer High School). 

Watertown Mayer Nationals 2022 - 9th Place
Watertown-Mayer High School Mock Trial Champions represented Minnesota at the National High School Mock Trial Championships (NHSMTC), which was held virtually on May 4-7th.  Out of 46 teams from all over the world, we are proud to announce a 9th place win for Minnesota, along with Madelyn Tax receiving one of  the 10 Best Witness Awards. 

Numerous volunteer members participated with preparing the team for this tournament.  Minnesota also had a strong presence of judges at the national tournament.  Thank you to Patrick Neaton, the Honorable James Dehn, David Lillehaug, Wynne Reece, Nicholas Hydukovich, Randy Sparling, Uyen Campbell, Tamra Falk, Hugh Nierengarten, Lauren Johnson, Christopher Johnston, William McGinnis, Elizabeth Roff, Paul Savereide, J Noble Simpson, and Aaron Welch for your time and commitment.   

Thank You

The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2022 competitions!  View the 2022 April Bench & Bar Adv - Coming Soon.

We also want to extend our gratitude to those that supported the program.

Mock Trial Season

Friday, October 15, 2021
Week of October 18, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Friday, December 10, 2021
Week of January 10, 2022
Week of January 17, 2022
Week of January 24, 2022
Week of January 31, 2022
Week of February 7, 2022
Week of February 14, 2022
March 3-4, 2022 - Virtual
Friday, April 1, 2022
May 5-7, 2022 - Virtual

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

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

Mock Trial Advisory Committee

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