The Mock Trial 2017 Teacher Coach Manual provides important information for teacher coaches. It can also be very helpful for new attorney coaches, as they begin working with their mock trial teams. It contains an Introduction, a Program Calendar, sections containing Competition Policies and Procedures and critical information about Scoring and Team Ranking, as well as complete Teaching Materials that include: a four-week lesson plan to introduce teams to the basics of mock trial; and, sections about the players in a mock trial, courtroom procedures, rules of evidence. The materials will also help you teach your students about how to develop opening statements, direct and cross-examinations and closing arguments. You must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to download or print the Manual.