Mock Trial Strategies

Don't Reinvent the Wheel

 Original Ferris Wheel at 1893 World Colombian Exposition in Chicago

  • Your time is valuable (and limited)
  • Use existing resources where possible
  • Resources to consider using:
    • Material from from your state Mock Trial organization
    • Material from the Mock Trial organizations of other states
    • Material and links on this website
    • Training videos and material from law schools
    • Training videos and material from state bar organizations
    • Existing and previous Mock Trial coaches
    • Local college Mock Trial teams may help  
    • Presiding judges at state and federal courthouses may provide access for scrimmages
  • Develop a system that can be used again in subsequent years
  • Keep what works for you, discard and improve what doesn’t, and strive for excellence.
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