Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial
An Innovative, Hands-On Experience in the Law
Mock trial is an innovative, hands-on experience in the law for high school students of all ages and abilities. Every year hundreds of New Mexico teenagers and their teacher advisors and attorney coaches spend the better part of the school year researching, studying and preparing a hypothetical courtroom trial involving issues that are important and interesting to young people.
2016 National Competition Results
Congratulations to New Mexico's team, Albuquerque Academy Black! The team took 4th place in the National Mock Trial Competition that was held in Boise, ID May 11-14.
2016 State Competition Results
The Gene Franchini New Mexico High School Mock Trial State Championships were held March 18 and 19, 2016.
The state champions are Albuquerque Academy! Congratulations!
The team from Albuquerque Academy and Kristen Leeds, CCV Program Director will be traveling to Boise, Idaho for the National Championship in May.
1. Albuquerque Academy Black
2. Sandi Prep Silver
3. Volcano Vista Platinum
4. Volcano Vista Black
5. Albuquerque Gold
6. Amy Biehl
7. Volcano Vista White
8. Albuquerque White
Outstanding Attorneys and Witnesses:
Outstanding attorneys and witnesses are chosen in each round by the judges. The most outstanding attorney and witness is given the Larry Zamzok Award and $500. The winners of the Zamzok awards are Samsara Durvasula, Attorney and Gabe Remer, Witness.
Other top performing attorneys and witnesses are recognized as well and given an award.
|Team Name||Zamzok Outstanding Witness|
|Albuquerque Academy Black||Gabe Remer|
|Team Name||Zamzok Outstanding Attorney|
|Albuquerque Academy Black||Samsara Durvasula|
|Volcano Vista Black||Jacob Pankratz|
|Sandia Prep Silver||Keely Lovato|
|Volcano Vista Platinum||Matthew Andreoni|
|Albuquerque White||Paloma Ortega|
|Amy Biehl||Jackson Krebbs|
|Amy Biehl||Wren Caplan|
The Gene Franchini scholarship was established in 1997 in honor of the Justice who was a devoted supporter of the mock trial program for nearly a quarter century. His unfailing passion for helping young people learn about his favorite subject led him to serve each year as a judge in regional, state and national mock trial. This year's scholarship recipient is Mariel Jones from Amy Biehl High School. She will receive $1000 towards college expenses.
2016 Regional Competition Results
The 2016 Gene Franchini New Mexico High School Mock Trial was held
February 19-20, 2016.
The following teams have advanced to the state final competition scheduled for March 18-19, 2016.
- First: Albuquerque Academy Black
- Second: Volcano Vista Platinum
- Third: Sandia Prep Silver
- Fourth: Albuquerque High School Gold
- Fifth: Amy Biehl
- Six: Volcano Vista White
- Seventh: Albuquerque High School White
- Eighth: Volcano Vista Black
Congratulations to all the teams who did a wonderful job!
About The Center for Civic Values
CCV was founded originally in 1962 as the New Mexico Bar Foundation and is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable and educational corporation. Our offices are in Albuquerque, New Mexico; we have program activities throughout the state; and, our educational materials are used in classrooms and mock trial programs across the country.
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