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.
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!
2023 State Final Results
2023 Qualifier Results
Center for Civic Values
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.
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.
Meet our Donors
Congratulations to all the teams who competed this past weekend.
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.