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Arapahoe County Regional HS Mock Trial Tournament

  • 10 Feb 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • 11 Feb 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Arapahoe County Justice Center, 7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112

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  • Current and retired judges will be confirmed to preside.

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2023 Arapahoe County Regional
High School Mock Trial Tournament

February 10th & 11th
Tournament will be in-person!

Arapahoe County Justice Center
7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial

Calling all volunteers... It takes a village to host Mock Trials and we need your help. Arapahoe County hosts the largest regional tournament in the state and we are glad to be back with an in-person tournament in 2023! These amazing students work very hard preparing for Mock Trials... we hope you can participate in this fun volunteer opportunity. You do not have to be an attorney to serve as a scoring panelist, so friends and family are welcome to sign up.

Volunteer Schedule

Friday, February 10

  • 1st Round: 12 pm – Volunteer check-in, orientation and courtroom assignments (lunch provided). Round starts @ 1pm.
  • 2nd Round: 3:15 pm – Volunteer check-in, orientation and courtroom assignments. Round starts @ 4pm.

Saturday, February 11

  • 3rd Round: 8 am – Volunteer check-in, orientation and courtroom assignments (bagels & coffee). Round starts @ 9am. 
  • 4th Round: 11:45 am - Volunteer check-in, orientation and courtroom assignments (lunch provided). Round starts @12:30pm

Volunteer Roles
(Confirmations will be emailed prior to tournament)

Presiding Judge: (3 to 4 hour time commitment) 

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. We prefer this role be for real judges or attorneys that have high school mock trial experience. 

Scoring Panelist: (3 to 4 hour time commitment) 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. However, substance of the presentation is important. “A performance rating” score sheet is completed.

Courtroom Monitor: This role is to make sure there is no communication between participating students and those outside of the bar.  They also make sure there is no food or drink in the courtroom.  Overall, makes sure that everything is running smoothly during the trial.  If not, they report to the Mock Trial Sub-Committee.  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.  A volunteer packet will be mailed prior to the event.

An orientation will be given to all volunteers before each round so you will know exactly what is needed and what to expect.  No experience with prior Mock Trial is necessary.

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

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    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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    P.O. Box 2587
    Centennial, CO  80161

    Tel. 303 797 2227  


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