During Round 2 of the regular competition, students compete in the Art and Journalism competition. Students submit original creations for judging to determine which students represent Tulare County at the California Mock Trial Competition.
Each team consists of nine to twenty high school students, with the help of a sponsoring teacher and a volunteer attorney coach. Teams prepare and present the trial from the perspectives of the prosecution and the defense. Roles for mock trial team members include trial attorneys, pretrial motion attorneys, witnesses, clerks, and bailiffs. Larger teams have separate students who play those roles as prosecution and defense. Some schools offer the Mock Trial Program as a class rather than an extracurricular activity.
October 5, 2023
Regular Rounds 1-4
January 23, 25, and 30 and February 1, 2024
Tulare County Superior Courthouse, Visalia
February 6, 2024
Tulare County Superior Courthouse, Porterville
February 13, 2024
Granite Hills High School, Porterville
Art and Journalism Competition
Round 2 - January 25, 2024