Mock Trial Description

Each Team will participate in two mock trials. 

Each Trial Institute attendee will act as an advocate during one mock trial and will act as a witness during another mock trial.  If an attendee is trying the case as an advocate in the morning, that attendee will act as a witness on the same side of the case in the afternoon.  The same principle applies for the afternoon trials. 

Each team will decide how to divide up assignments.  When an attendee is acting as an advocate, each attendee will present either an opening statement or a closing argument (each trial team will consist of two advocates:  one advocate will present the opening; the other advocate will present the closing).  Each attendee will also conduct one direct examination and one cross examination

During the second trial, everyone will switch roles.  Each attendee who acted as an advocate during the morning trial will act as a witness for his/her fellow team members during the afternoon trials.  And each attendee who acted as a witness during the morning trial will act as an advocate during the afternoon trial.