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.

2019 Judicial Updates Trial Memo

Teams should study and get familiar with the following:

1st-   Rules of Procedure

2nd- RULES OF EVIDENCE

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 District/State Conference (to be posted October 28, 2019)

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