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Butte County Mock Trial 

*DAte not confirmed* 2019 

North Butte County Courthouse 

1755 Concord Avenue, Chico


With the assistance of a Teacher Coach and an Attorney Coach, the Mock Trial and Competition actively engages students from local high schools. Students experience the excitement of working in teams, exchanging ideas, setting goals, and examining issues while interacting with positive role models from their communities. By studying the case and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students also develop presentation skills, analytic ability, and team cooperation. A typical Mock Trial team consists of 8 to 20 students.


"Whenever we have Mock Trials in real courtrooms in front of real judges and real people, my heart stops beating for a second. But then with one glance from the people I've surrounded myself for months, the people that I've fought and stressed out with...that one look is enough for my heart to start pumping out adrenaline to overcome any level of stage fright and insecurities."

-Kryzel Jhae Dequito

"I loved the case and Mock Trial in general."

-Cyan Vang 

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Contact Information

Additional information about Butte County Mock Trial Competition is available by e-mailing or phoning Mary Ellen Garrahy (530-532-5647)

2019-2020 Important Dates

September 3
County Registration DeadlineRequired to receive materials and compete at the state finals.
September 7Case Brief and Lesson Plan ReleasedAvailable at www.crf-usa.org
September 13Case Released at 3:00pmAvailable at www.crf-usa.org with password
September 17Case Materials sent to countiesSubmit request with county registration
December 14Mock Trial School Participation Form & Payment DueSchool Participation Form
January 7Updated Case ReleaseRequired version for the state finals
January 9School & Student Registration Deadline +

Team Roster,

Team Registration,

Ethic Roster,

Student Permission Slip

School/Coach Registration Portal 

*DATE NOT CONFIRMED*Butte County Mock TrialNorth Butte County Courthouse, Chico
March 20-22California State Finals (County Champion Only)Los Angeles
May 6-9National High School Mock Trial ChampionshipEvansville, IN