Thank you for volunteering to judge the 2020 High School Mock Trial competitons. Below you will find information about judging and a chance to register for the date/time/location that best works in your scheudle. We thank you for your time and dedication to Indiana's mock trial students.
Please provide all of the information requested on this form. Once this form has been submitted, you will recieve an auto-generated confirmation showing you have signed up for the appropriate round(s). A detailed confirmation/logisitcs email will be sent closer to the competition date.
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 have a law degree.
Scoring Judge - In each courtroom there will be at least 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 1-2 hours reviewing the case materials before arriving at the competition site. On the day of the competition, three hours should be set aside per round, as noted below.