Center for Civic Values
At the Center for Civic Values (CCV), we envision a society in which all people understand, value, and participate in the processes of self-government.
We further our vision by providing education and resources to encourage public participation in the law. Since 1978 CCV has been the administrator and host of various law-related education programs, including Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial program.
Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial
An Innovative, Hands-On Experience in the Law
Mock trial is an innovative, hands-on experience in the law for high school students of all ages and abilities. Every year hundreds of New Mexico teenagers and their teacher advisors and attorney coaches spend the better part of the school year researching, studying and preparing a hypothetical courtroom trial involving issues that are important and interesting to young people.
Aaron T.G. Goodshore receives the 2021 Joseph J. Mullins Scholarship. Born in Georgia and raised in South Carolina I am a southerner transplanted to the southwest. More importantly I am a husband to an incredible wife, a father of a 1-month-old daughter named Hero, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day…
Jacqueline Martinez receives the 2021 U.M. Rose Scholarship. I was born and raised in Roswell, NM. I graduated from Roswell High School in 2014 as the salutatorian of my class. In high school I participated in many activities including Assisteens of Chaves County, Girl Scouts, danced at Miss Minnies School of Ballet, a member of…
2021 State Competition Results
Congratulations to all the teams who competed this past weekend.
The mock trial competition would be difficult to continue if it were not for the New Mexico State Legislature and their support for the program. Special thanks to Senator Jacob Candelaria who always supports mock trial and makes sure we are included in the yearly budget.
We also recognize our fiscal agent the UNM School of Law. Without their support and willingness to sponsor the mock trial program, we would not be able to access the funds from the legislature.
2021 Qualifier Results
Congratulations to all of the teams who competed in the 2021 Virtual Qualifier Mock Trial.
CCV was founded originally in 1962 as the New Mexico Bar Foundation and is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable and educational corporation. Our offices are in Albuquerque, New Mexico; we have program activities throughout the state; and, our educational materials are used in classrooms and mock trial programs across the country.
CCV participates in GuideStar©, the online standard for nonprofit accountability; you may review CCV’s GuideStar(c) listing here.