Mock Trials

Stanislaus County Mock Trial

Each year several high school teams (comprised of 18 to 25 students from each school) compete at the Stanislaus County Courthouse. Each trial is conducted by a superior court judge. The teams are rated by attorneys practicing in Stanislaus County. The winning high school team then competes in the state competition. The annual High School Mock Trials competition provides an opportunity for students to apply the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and reasoning; to gain understanding of the link between our constitution and the substance of the law as applied by our courts and legal system; and to develop career awareness of the legal profession.

Congratulations to the 2020 Mock Trial Winning Team

The winner for this year's competition - Gregori High School
Runner-up team - Turlock High School
The winner of the journalism Contest - Rana Banankhah, Modesto High School
The winner of the Artist in the Courtroom - Azrael Post, Johansen High School
Spirit of Stanislaus County Mock Trial Award & Scholarship recipient - Breanna Donnelly, Modesto High School
The Ryan Dickerson Award for Excellence & Leadership in Mock Trial recipient - Brian Hill, Hughson High School

Dates & Locations

February 2, 9, 11, 2021,  5:30 PM
Stanislaus County Courthouse, 800 11th Street, Modesto (Trials 1,2,3)

February 18, 2021 (Championship Round - 4:00 PM & Awards Ceremony 6:30 PM)
Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto 

COST: $450 per team ($350 donated by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County)   Final Cost: $100

Event Information

Mock Trial Forms - The following are due December 11, 2020

lturner [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (​)The following forms are due at Trial I registration (February 2, 2021)

Art/Journalism Contest Information

Courtroom Observer

Volunteer Information for Scoring Attorney & Presiding Judge 



Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Cheryl Goulart

Program Manager

Leisa Turner

Student Events Specialist