Mock Trial 2022-2023

Case: People V. Franks

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The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) promotes student participation in academic events by providing opportunities for students to engage, collaborate, learn, and thrive in a real-world scenario.

The Mock Trial program is a collaborative effort between the offices of the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and the County District Attorney’s Office to provide students with working knowledge of legal institutions and the judicial system. Students research a case developed by the Constitutional Rights Foundation and prepare for trial as attorneys, witnesses, defendants, bailiffs, and clerks.

Local judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and private attorneys volunteer their time to provide guidance in courtroom procedure and trial preparation. These volunteers preside over the trials and score the events.

This year, the San Bernardino County Mock Trial will be an in-person event. Schools interested in participating and forming a Mock Trial team open the links below to download information of important dates and the intent to participate form.


Competition Schedule

The first four rounds are held in person from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Check-in 4:30p.m. rounds begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.

Round I, Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Round II, Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Round III, Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Round IV, Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Two days of competition Wednesday and Thursday
January 11-12, 2023
Check in by 4:45 p.m.
Location: San Bernardino Justice Center Court House

Saturday, January 14, 2023
Check in by 8:45 a.m.
Location: Rancho Cucamonga Court House

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Double Tree Hotel Ontario
Doors open at 5:30 program begins at 6:00 p.m.

Friday – Sunday, March 2023 TBD
State website: Constitutional Rights Foundation

Thursday – Saturday, May 2023 TBD
National website: National High School Mock Trial Championship

Artwork from Lilyan Chu Artwork from Cecilia Rose Lloyd
Artwork from Lilyan Chu
Ontario Christian School
Artwork from Cecilia Rose Lloyd
Rancho Cucamonga High School




If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us!

Fermín Jaramillo, Ed.D

Karen Goss