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Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament

Teachers & Attorney Coaches

Welcome teachers and coaches


The State Bar of Wisconsin invites you and your students to participate in Mock Trial. Each year, hundreds of students in Wisconsin compete in the regional and semifinal tournaments.

Each fall, we hold a Coaches Conference for the Mock Trial teacher and attorney coaches to provide an overview of this year's Mock Trial competition.

2017-2018 State Mock Trial Dates

Case Released                                       October 9, 2017       
Mock Trial Entry Deadline                 November 13, 2017
Team Drop Deadline                            December 12, 2017
Regional Tournaments                        February 10, 2018
State Semi-final                                    March 9 and 10, 2018
State Finals                                            March 11, 2018
National Mock Trial Tournament     May  2018
(Reno, Nevada)

Each team will consist of three attorneys and three witnesses, and may include up to six alternates (maximum of 12 students).

Mock Trial E-List


Once you have registered a mock trial team, both the teacher coach and attorney coach will be added to the mock trial list serve. You will be given a password to access the list serve. The list serve is used over the course of the “mock trial season” to post questions relating to the case materials; share information with other coaches; and /or to discuss case-related information. Information regarding mock trial deadlines and information relating to the regional and semifinal tournaments may also be posted to the list serve as well as results of the tournaments.

Coaches Conference 2017-18

Each fall, Mock Trial teacher and attorney coaches gather to discuss the upcoming competition and hear from other seasoned teachers and attorneys. A question and answer session allows all participants to address any relevant issues related to coaching, engaging students, team preparation, and case materials. Experienced and new mock trial coaches alike will find this conference helpful.

The conference will provide an opportunity to focus on specific aspects of Mock Trial. Information will be provided to enrich the Mock Trial experience for you and your students, as well as offer opportunities for coach networking. 


Are you interested in doing a test run before the regional competition? Participate in a Pretrial Scrimmage with another school. Sign up online and contact other interested schools to schedule a scrimmage. All scrimmages are voluntary.