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 Trial Case and supporting materials for the 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.

2018 Judicial Updates Memo

Teams should study and get familiar with the following:

1st-   Rules of Procedure

2nd- RULES OF EVIDENCE (updated October, 2018)

3rd-  JUDICIAL SECTION GUIDE final

4th-    Trial Case 2019-2020 (Updated 8/20/19)

5th-      Trial Bailiff Time Sheet

6th-   View our Judicial training videos

7th-   Judicial Questions/Answers for 2019 State Conference

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

Texas Bar Foundation