Volunteers Needed for 2024 Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition - March 22-23

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division is seeking volunteers to participate in the 2024 Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition weekend.  The competition will take place in Harrisburg on March 22-23.

Now celebrating its 41st year, the Statewide Mock Trial Competition continues to thrive.  What began with a few schools in the Philadelphia area has bloomed into a flourishing program involving over 300 teams and 3,000 high school students from across the Commonwealth. 

Students competing in the program work together, embracing the teamwork ideal, and prepare and try a legal case in court. Meanwhile, they hone their public speaking skills and learn valuable lessons about our legal system from the many volunteer lawyers participating in the competition. The State Competition in Harrisburg will see the top 14 teams from around the state competing for the championship.

The championship weekend begins with Rounds 1 and 2 on Friday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Round 3 is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 a.m. All trials will be held in the Dauphin County Courthouse. 

To participate in the weekend’s event please click Judging Panel Volunteer Form to submit your response electronically.

If you have any questions about the 2024 Mock Trial Competition, please contact

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