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Mock Trial

An innovative, hands-on experience in the law for high school students of all ages and abilities.


Each year, CCV staff and the Mock Trial Committee carefully review the mock trial case materials. We try to catch every error, but nobody’s perfect. Additionally, through the course of a season teams may have questions regarding competition rules, policies and procedures. All questions regarding logistics, schedules, competitions, etc. should be submitted in writing via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. ALL questions regarding the CASE and the RULES should adhere to the following guidelines:

How to Submit Questions: Questions must be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only a teacher or attorney coaches may submit questions on behalf of a team. Only written case and rules questions submitted via email will receive a response.

When to Submit Questions: Teams may submit questions beginning October 1, 2016, through 5:00 PM on February 3, 2017.

When you will Receive Answers: We will attempt to answer all questions within a 24-hour time period, but from time to time there may be delays. All questions and answers will be posted on the website and teams should check the site regularly throughout the season.

When the Final Clarifications will be Posted: The final clarification list will be posted on the website by 5:00 PM on February 10, 2017. The fact that a correction or addition was made to the case materials at any point during the season is not relevant during a trial round.

Teams are to assume that the fault for any typographical error or any other correction or revision to the case materials in the clarifications posted online lies with the authors and not with a particular witness. The clean, corrected copy of the materials that will be posted by February 10, 2017, is to be considered the first and only version of these materials submitted by any party in this action when trying this case in a competition round.

As the questions are asked and the answers are provided, they will appear below.

Misc. Stipulation has been added: 7. Jurisdiction, venue and change of custody of the evidence are proper and may not be challenged.

Q1. When it says Sam Medina in the introduction and witness list, I assume it means Sam Maddox, as that is how s/he is referenced in the entire case. Is this right? What is the real last name?

A1. The name is Maddox. The problem has been updated.

Q2. Exhibit 6 – Kris Robinson’s vitae:Under work experience, it lists Kris as an Asst. Forensic Specialist starting March 2003; Kris’s statement line 10 has 2005.  Kris graduated in 2004.  Should the year on the vitae be changed?  

A2. Yes, it has been changed to 2005.

Q3.  Retracted





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