The state finals competition takes place in Albuquerque each year. Finals consists of three rounds among all teams and a championship round for the top two teams. Every team presents each side at least once.
The results are calculated and trophies are presented to the top three teams, courtroom artists and reporters at an Awards Ceremony following Round 4. Individual awards are also given to any student who is selected by a judging panel as an Outstanding Witness or Attorney. In addition, the two students who receive the greatest number of points as an attorney or a witness from the judges during the three rounds will be named the Zamzok Most Outstanding Attorney and Witness; these $500 cash awards are funded annually by Albuquerque attorney Larry Zamzok.
The top team, courtroom artist and courtroom journalist attend the National Competition.
A summary of the final results will be posted on the CCV website and copies of the official ballots are given to the teams at the conclusion of the banquet. The 2021 competition is virtual so copies of the ballots will be emailed or mailed to each team.