2019 Ventura County Mock Trial Begins Monday


More than two dozen local high schools will field 30 teams in the Ventura County Mock Trial competition, which begins Monday in Ventura. Courtroom drama comes to life as students take on the major roles of a criminal case, including attorneys, witnesses and even bailiffs. The students will present their cases before actual local judges who volunteer for the competition. Local attorneys serve as coaches.

WHAT: 2019 Ventura County Mock Trial

WHEN: The competition runs Monday, February 25 to Thursday, February 28. The Wednesday semi-finals and Thursday finals are open to the public. Competition begins each evening at 5:00 pm and is expected to conclude by 11:00 pm.

  • Monday, February 25 – Rounds 1 and 2
  • Tuesday, February 26 – Rounds 3 and 4
  • Wednesday, February 27 – Semi-finals – OPEN TO PUBLIC 
  • Thursday, February 28 – Finals – OPEN TO PUBLIC 

WHERE: Ventura County Superior Court – 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, California 930

Awards Ceremony

The Mock Trial awards ceremony will be held on Monday, March 4 at 6:00 pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center at 800 Hobson Way. The public is invited to attend and media coverage is welcomed.

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