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Arapahoe County Regional Mock Trial Tournament

  • 21 Feb 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • 22 Feb 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Arapahoe County Justice Center, 7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112



2020 Arapahoe County Regional High School Mock Trials
February 21 & 22

Estate Planning Attorneys -- please note... Problem this year is a probate case regarding a contested will.  See below for Case Problem.

WE HAVE SPOTS LEFT TO FILL! Volunteers needed to hold this event. You do not have to be an attorney to serve as a scoring panelist, so friends and family are welcome to sign up. The kids work very hard, and this is a fun volunteer opportunity.

Please send this link to friends: 

We are looking for Scoring Panelists

There will be two rounds on Friday (2/21) afternoon and two rounds on Saturday (2/22) morning/early afternoon. Each round will last approximately three hours. You may volunteer for as many rounds as your schedule permits. You must attend an orientation session before your first round.  Please volunteer today.  Refreshments will be provided to all volunteers. (As of Feb. 14)

  • Friday Round 1 - need 11 scoring panelists
  • Friday Round 2 -  need 18 scoring panelists
  • Saturday Round 3 - need 13 scoring panelists
  • Saturday Round 4 - need 8 scoring panelists

Friday, February 21

  • Round 1 - 12 pm – Volunteer check-in, orientation and courtroom assignments
  • Round 2 - 3:15 pm – Volunteer check-in, orientation and courtroom assignments

Saturday, February 22

  • Round 3 - 8 am – Volunteer check-in, orientation and courtroom assignments 
  • Round 4 - 11:45 am - Volunteer check-in, orientation and courtroom assignments 

VOLUNTEER ROLES (Confirmations will be emailed prior to tournament)

  • Presiding Judge: This volunteer role is a current or retired Colorado Judge or an expert mock trial volunteer. During the competition the presiding judge acts as the voice of the panel, controls the conduct of the courtroom and trial participants, and supervises the time constraints imposed by the rules of competition. The presiding judge rules on motions and objections based on the rules of evidence. The presiding judge does not announce a verdict on the legal merits of the case, but in all other respects conducts the trial as if it were a real trial.
  • Scoring Panelist: Three attorneys, paralegals or community members comprise the scoring panel. The score is based on presentation and not on the legal merits of the team's case. A scoresheet is completed.           
  • Courtroom Monitor: This individual normally is a member of the public, employed at the courthouse, or any other volunteer that doesn’t wish to score or judge a round. This is a very important role for a smooth tournament overall. 

2020 Case Problem 

The ACBA appreciates the time our volunteers donate every year to make this program possible. Thank you!

Please contact Kim Bockenstedt with questions. 


The Arapahoe County Bar Association is a non-profit, organization for legal professionals that is dedicated to serving nearly 1,000 members in the Denver Metro area.

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