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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, 2018, through 5:00 PM on January 31, 2019.

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, 2018. 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 1, 2019, 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.

1. Exhibit 7 on exhibit list says SC. Changed to NM.

2. Dee Hawkins affidavit, line 3 and 4. Statement says he went to UNM and then returned to NM. Changed to: "After graduating, I moved to Capital and started my own company".

3. Added relevant law to jury instructions on pages 20-21.

4. The name Newman was changed to Salazar in exhibits 5 and 6.

5. Jordan King's CV should say 1990 for his start of work history.

 6. Alex Duran's testimony was updated from 10 years to 15 years in paragraph 5, line 26. 

7. Alex Duran's CV has date and work history changes.





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