The mock trial case materials consist of the Problem (a statement of facts, prosecution/plaintiff and defense witness statements, exhibits, legal authorities), the Rules (of competition and simplified rules of evidence) and the Mock Trial Teacher Coach Manual. The Tips and Advice pages on this site contain a variety of information to help you build your team, to become a skilled student attorney, or to develop as a star student witness.

The problem is for use by participants of New Mexico Mock Trial and shall not be shared with non-participants. All of these materials are copyright protected and may not be altered or adapted without the express written permission of the Center for Civic Values.

Mock Trial Rules of Competition

The Rules consist of two sections: the Rules of Competition and the Rules of Evidence. Except where otherwise indicated by italic type, the New Mexico rules are consistent with the rules used at the National Championship.  The Rules of Competition explain how the competition is conducted what the judging criteria are, how the power matching scoring system works, time limits,…
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Clarifications

Each year, CCV staff and the Mock Trial Committee carefully review the mock trial case materials. We try to catch every error, but nobody’s perfect. Additionally, through the course of a season teams may have questions regarding competition rules, policies and procedures. All questions regarding logistics, schedules, competitions, etc. should be submitted in writing via e-mail to mocktrial@civicvalues.org. ALL questions…
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Teacher Coach Training

The Mock Trial Teacher Coach Manual and other materials provide 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…
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