Presiding Judge - In each courtroom there will be one presiding judge who is responsible for maintaining order, moving the trial along in the designated time allotment, ruling on evidentiary motions, and overseeing all procedures during the trial. The presiding judge will also score the individual performances of each team. Presiding judges must be licensed attorneys.
Scoring Judge - In each courtroom there will be two scoring judges who will evaluate the students' performances and who will be responsible for completing a score sheet based upon individual performances of each team. Students are scored on their presentation skills, not on the merits of the case. Non-attorneys may serve as scoring judges.
Ample time will need to be allowed before the competition date to thoroughly review the Case Materials and Rules of the Competition. Past experience shows that most judges spend approximately two hours reviewing the case materials before arriving at the competition site. On the day of the competition, at least three hours should be set aside per round that is scheduled.
On-Site Competition Orientation:
There will be an orientation session presented one-half hour before each round of the competition. All participating judges are required to attend the orientation before their scheduled round(s). All judges who volunteer in more than one round must attend the orientation session before each scheduled round. This is necessary for check-in, courtroom assignments, and to address issues that may arise from prior rounds.
Please provide all of the information requested on this form. Once this form has been submitted, we will confirm the time you are scheduled to judge.