Welcome to Mock Trial

Advisor: Christopher Fernandez

Goals/Objectives: To de-mystify the operation of law, court procedures and legal system; increase basic life skills and leadership skills (listening, speaking, writing, reading and analyzing); bring law to life through active preparation and participation competitions. By-Laws for Mock Trial Team: The Mock Trial Workbook is distributed to participating schools by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. Lawyers are selected by their ability to synthesize information in the Mock Trial Workbook into intelligent and convincing arguments.

Team Rules: All members must show respect and consideration for each other at all times. All members must attend scheduled practices both after school and in the evenings at the office of our team attorney-coach. Members are permitted three unexcused absences from practice. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in removal from the team. Chronic un-preparedness will result in removal from the team. Practice and rehearsal begins in October and continues through early February. Competition begins in early February at the county level, and depending on the round reached, continues through March. The advisor will schedule dress-rehearsals at local court houses or school in the evenings. The advisor will also arrange practice trials with Cape May County schools.

Number of meetings: on an as need basis beginning in October


1301 Oak Ave. Linwood, NJ 08221
P: (609) 927 4151 F: (609) 927-1942