Welcome back, Judicial students! Read your Judicial officers’ welcome letters: Chief Justice and Attorney General

Our Judicial program section allows students to participate in a mock-trial setting.  They act as judges, attorneys, witnesses, and bailiffs in a series of rounds in which they compete against other teams as either the Defense or Prosecution for Trial Court or the Appellant or Appellee for Appeals Court.

Our goal for our Judicial participants is for them to develop a clear and active understanding of the judicial process in both criminal courts and appeals courts. Participants are challenged to work as a team to develop solid arguments for all sides of a case and perform their roles faithfully to replicate real court proceedings as closely as possible.

The Case and supporting materials for each Judicial section can be found underneath the toggles below.

If you are a Judicial Section volunteer, please see the Resource Portal for additional volunteer materials.

Attention Trial Court Participants, the Trial Court Case is shared below. However, please note this is not the final draft. Edits are still likely over the next week but we were excited to share this year’s case.

2021 Judicial Updates Trial Memo 

Submit Judicial Questions to State Office by October 21st

Judicial Tips for Evaluators

Teams should study and get familiar with the following:

           1st-   Rules of Procedure

           Training Video: “Entering Evidence- Attorneys”

           2nd- Rules of Evidence

           3rd- Judicial Section Guide 

           4th- Trial Case 2021-2022 (Updated 11.10.21)

           5th- Trial Bailiff Time Sheet

           6th- Trial Court Evaluator Score Sheet

           7th- Judicial Questions with answers

           8th- Additional Judicial Questions with answers 11.11.21

           9th- Team Roster Sheet

Austin District Brief Submission Form: High School

Dallas District Brief Submission Form: High School

Fort Worth District Brief Submission Form: High School

Houston District Brief Submission Form: High School

Midland District Brief Submission Form: High School

Thank you to the Texas Bar Foundation for the generous gift that made this Judicial Resource Library possible.

Texas Bar Foundation