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The Santa Clara County of Education (SCCOE) is Committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education and the
Santa Clara County Bar Association are proud to provide a unique opportunity for high school students to learn what it is like to prepare and present a legal case before the court.
How does High School Mock Trial work? Teams of nine to twenty five students study a hypothetical case that is provided by the
Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF). Teams conduct legal research and receive individual coaching by their school coach and a volunteer attorney in trial preparation, courtroom protocol, courtroom procedure, analysis and communication.
Preparation begins in the fall and culminates for the County competition in January. The winning team represents Santa Clara County at the state competition.
Students who participate in Mock Trial engage in authentic learning experiences that lead to essential life skills, including, but not limited to:
Watch 2020 Mock Trial Final video below:
WINNER: Homestead HS
FINALSHomestead vs. Cupertino
SEMI FINALSWillow Glen vs. CupertinoHomestead vs. Prospect
QUARTER FINALSHomestead vs. Santa ClaraCupertino vs. LynbrookLos Gatos vs. Willow GlenProspect vs. Ann Sobrato
Mock Trial Invitational: January 12, 2019
View Mock Trial
SANTA CLARA BAR ASSOCIATION
SUPERIOR COURT IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY