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Mock Trial Club

Mock Trial Club

Moderator: Mr. William Mitchell

Mock Trial is a part of a national competition run by the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  In October, The Bar Association publishes a civil or a criminal case, including a statement of facts, relevant law, motions, and witness statements.  Students take that information and work to present that case as Prosecution/Plaintiff and Defense.  The team must prepare opening statements, witnesses’ direct and cross examinations, and closing statements.  ACHS competes at the Delaware County Court House, where the case is presided over by a sitting Delaware County judge and attorneys serve as the jury.