One of the largest in the nation, the PBA/YLD Mock Trial Competition gives more than 290 high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil trials before actual judges and panels of juries. Lawyers volunteer to assist students as team advisors, scorekeepers and regional coordinators. Each year, the winning team goes on to represent Pennsylvania in the national competition.
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Altoona Area High School, from Region 3, is the new state champion. You can watch the 2014 State Championship round between Altoona Area High School vs. Roman Catholic High School on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Friday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m., and Monday, April 7 at 10 p.m. Please check your local listings for the PCN channel in your area.
The top 12 teams who advanced to the State Championship weekend were:
Pine Richland High School (Allegheny County - Region 1)
Beaver Area High School (Beaver County - Region 2)
Altoona Area High School (Blair County - Region 3)
Central High School (Blair County - Region 3)
State College High School (Centre County - Region 4)
Hazleton Area High School (Luzerne County - Region 5)
Cumberland Valley High School (Cumberland County - Region 6)
Strath Haven High School (Delaware County - Region 7)
B. Reed Henderson High School (Chester County - Region 7)
Roman Catholic High School (Philadelphia County - Region 8)
The Haverford School (Montgomery County - Region 9)
Abington Heights High School (Lackawanna County - Region 10)
2014 Mock Trial Competition Schedule
2014 Coordinators List
2014 Participating Schools
New Region/District Map
1. Case Materials
2. Code of Civility
3. Code of Ethical Conduct
4. Conflict Dates Form
5. Guidelines for Attorney Advisors
6. Guidelines for Jurors
7. Guidelines for Presiding Judges
8. Hints of Preparing for the Competition
9. Mock Trial Learner Outcomes
10. National Mock Trial Newsletter
11. Philadelphia Rules of Competition
12. Rules of Competition
13. Rules of Evidence
15. Supplement to Case Materials Updated 1.17.14
16. Student Timekeeper Guidelines
17. Teaching Tips
19. Trial Roster Form
If you have any questions about the 2014 Mock Trial Competition, please contact PBA/YLD Coordinator Maria Engles at 800-932-0311, ext. 2223, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view past case materials click here.