Mock Trial

Meetings: Meetings begin in September and are held once a week after school on either Mondays or Tuesdays. Once the case is assigned in November, meeting frequency increases. Typically, there are 7 competitions and the competition season lasts from January through March. GHS Mock Trial Program provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about the legal system. Students work in teams to experience firsthand the process of preparing a case for trial and then trying the case against other high school teams. Legal coaches guide students in playing attorney and witness roles. Students learn oral and written advocacy skills, and are introduced to legal principles, strategy, and courtroom procedure. Each season, two to three students serve as team captains, assisting with meetings and coaching of teammates. All trial competitions are held in Howard County courts before judges.

Gail Jacobson Advisor