Center for Civic Values

Gene Franchini Mock Trial. An innovative, hands-on experience in the law for New Mexico middle school and 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.


2023 State Final Results

2023 Qualifier Results 


47 teams participated in the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Little Rock, AR on May 19-20, 2023. New Mexico Mock Trial State Champions, Inaaya Hasham, Ben Raihane, Santiago Webb, Jamal Witter, Kyo Torres-Chen, Lucy Lott and Gariella Towsley from Albuquerque Academy, finished in 2nd place . New Mexico Mock Trial State Champion Courtroom Journalist, Aileen Ukwuoma from Early College Academy, finished in 3rd place. In addition, 10 Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witness awards were awarded to students who were chosen by the panels of scoring judges. Inaaya Hasham received an Outstanding Attorney award and Jamal Witter received an Outstanding Witness award. Congratulations!

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 the New Mexico middle school Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial programs.

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.

Center for Civic Values

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.

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