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Welcome to Mock Trial!

A mock trial is a simulated court trial that features students in the roles of attorneys, witnesses, court clerks, and bailiffs. Mock Trial is a competition with teams of nine to twenty students from approximately 25 area schools that study a hypothetical criminal case (new each year), practice and prepare for their day(s) in court. Teams are scored by real attorneys on how effectively they present their case.

Starting in late October, we practice two to three times per week in preparation for competition. This is a team, not a club. Practice rounds are in January. The local tournament is in February; the state tournament is in March. County winners go on to state competition; state winners compete in a national Mock Trial in May. The local competition is sponsored by the Sacramento County Office of Education.

Mock Trial Team Orientation Posted 8/8/18

Our first team meeting/orientation will be on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 3:45 pm in Room 851.

Mock Trial Calendar

2018 Results

Preliminary Rounds (2-2)

Round 1  RCHS Defense  45%, Del Campo  55%  LOSS  MVP: Jah’Cayla Moore

Round 2  RCHS Prosecution  49% St. Francis  51%  LOSS  MVP: Calvin McGee

Round 3  RCHS Prosecution  55%  John F. Kennedy  45%  WIN  MVP: Hunter Cradit

Round 4  RCHS Defense  50.5%   Highlands  49.5%  WIN   MVP: Melina Dhillon


Yolo County Championship

RCHS Prosecution  48%  Da Vinci Charter Academy  52%  LOSS  MVP: Hunter Cradit


Tournament Awards (selected by the scorers and judges):

Team MVP: Calvin McGee

Top Attorney: Calvin McGee

Top Witnesses: Melina Dhillon, Isabella Zink

Top Clerk: Madison Her


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