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Judging Panel Information

2024 Judging Panel Volunteers

If you are an attorney and wish to volunteer for a judging panel for the 2024 season, please sign up here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/HighSchoolMockTrial/JudgingPanelVolunteerRegistration2024Season

New this year: If you are a college or law student with mock trial experience and wish to volunteer as an evaluator for the 2024 season, please sign up here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/highschoolmocktrial/judgingpanelvolunteerregistrationforcollegelawstudents2024season


Competition Materials for Judging Panel Members

General Information for all Panel Members: Please also check the Google Folder for Judging Panelists

- Case Materials: State v. Campesino
- Q&A Report for case
- Rules of Competition and Evidence

- General Info - Information for both Presiding Judges and Evaluators

Presiding Judge Information

- Pre-Trial Orientation - Please look through this before your first trial round.
- Presiding Judge Materials - Information about what to expect. Read beforehand and have handy for trial.
Printed script for trial - Streamlined version of the Presiding Judge Materials

Evaluator Information

- Pre-Trial Orientation - Please look through this before your first trial round.
- Evaluator Materials - Information about what to expect; includes the Trial Guidelines for EvaluatorsRead beforehand and have handy for trial.
- Guidance for Scoring a Trial Presentation - "Rubrics" on what to look for from each part of the team's presentation and assigning scores to each portion. Not a checklist but guidance for the subjective nature of scoring.

 


CLE Credit for Judging Panel Volunteers

Attorneys who volunteer their time for the 2024 Mock Trial season are eligible to claim CLE credit.

For the first level of competition (Region, District, or State Finals), the following credits are available:

- 1 general CLE hour, 1 Trial Practice hour, 1 Professionalism hour (1,1,0,1)

Attorneys who volunteer for a second level during the season (Regions + District; Regions + State Finals; District + State Finals) are eligible to claim an additional 1 general CLE hour  of credit (1,0,0,0).

All applications for CLE credit must be made using the Judging Panel CLE form, which will be available after the Regionals in February. Your form must be submitted by April 15, 2024. The CLE Department will bill member's Bar accounts for the CLE administrative fee ($4 per hour).

CLE credits earned during the 2024 HSMT season will appear on the attorney's 2024 CLE transcript.


With everything being posted above, we are not using the Judging Panel username/password this season.