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Mock Trial Training Videos for Coaches

Click here for registration and access to all 11 of the Mock Trial Training Videos for Coaches.  All videos also come with printer friendly notes pages.

Topics include:

  • The Basics
  • Team Composition and Roles
  • Time Limits and Timekeeping
  • Judging and Scoring
  • Preparing for Competition Day
  • Trial Presentation
  • Objections, Hearsay, and Impeachment
  • Dispute Settlement
  • Random Pairing and Powermatching
  • New Teacher Coaches Basics
  • Completion of Forms


Mock Trial Training Videos

Mock Trial Competition Critique Video (42 minutes)
This is a video with three Law Related Education Committee members critiquing a trial by segment.  It helps coaches and students better prepare for Mock Trial competition by pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of various performances.

Rule 803 and Hearsay Exceptions (3 minutes)
This is a fun video interpretation of Rule 803 and Hearsay Exceptions using Legos in stop action videography.  

Hearsay Exceptions Song (1 minute)
This is a quick song to help remember Hearsay Exceptions set to the song "Party in the USA."

In depth with Hearsay Exceptions provided by the Legal Geeks Blog (11 minutes)
An excellent review of hearsay rules by attorney Joshua Gilliland.  This video includes Power Point slides to help elaborate and make the topic more easily understood.  

Promotional Video for Mock Trial (5 minutes)
Looking for a quick example of what Mock Trial looks like to promote Mock Trial in the morning announcements, administration, recruitment, etc.?  This is the video you are looking for.  It highlights students performing a case with quick components showing the roles the students perform.  It closes with great reflections from students and coaches that participated in Mock Trial in addition to a view from a scoring judge.

What Scoring Judges Look for in the Competition (12 minutes)
This video discusses the role of the scoring judge.  This is a great video for new scoring judges and for teams.  It discusses the judging teams, where they are located in the courtroom, what they look for when scoring, and much more.

2012 State High School Mock Trial Championship Round
Below is the entire 2012 State HSMT Championship Round broken down into manageable video segments for training purposes

Trial Opening
Pre-Trial Matters
Team Introductions

Opening Statements
Plaintiff's Opening Statement
Defense's Opening Statement

Plantiff Witness 1 - Tony Morganelli
Full Witness Testimony
Direct Examination
Cross Examination

Plaintiff Witness 2 - Chase Clarkson
Full Witness Testimony
Direct Examination
Cross Examination

Plaintiff Witness 3 - Pat Murphy
Full Witness Testimony
Direct Examination
Cross Examination

Defense Witness 1 - Drew Bridges
Full Witness Testimony
Direct Examination
Cross Examination

Defense Witness 2 - Payton Willis
Full Witness Testimony
Direct Examination
Cross Examination

Defense Witness 3 - Alex Ross
Full Witness Testimony
Direct Examination
Cross Examination

Closing of Trial
Plaintiff Requesting Remaining Time for Rebuttal

Closing Arguments
Plaintiff's Closing Argument
Defense's  Objection to Closing Argument
Defense's Closing Argument
Plaintiff's Rebuttal

Conclusion of Trial by Presiding Judges

Dispute Process (Re-enactment for training purposes only)

Evidence Segments
Entering Evidence - Example 1
Entering Evidence - Example 2
Entering Evidence - Example 3
Entering Evidence - Example 4
Entering Evidence - Example 5
Using Evidence Already Entered - 2 Examples - Direct Examination
Using Evidence Already Entered - 2 Examples - Cross Examination
Showing Evidence with Witness Closer to Jury
Entering Evidence with Objection from Opposing Counsel
Permission to Publish Evidence

Witness Segments
Impeaching a Witness - Example 1
Impeaching a Witness - Example 2
Qualifying an Expert - 3 Examples

Questioning Segments
Direct Question - Two Examples 
Leading Question - 2 Examples

Objections
Asked and Answered
Lack of Personal Knowledge
Relevance - 3 Examples
Two Part Objection
Unfair Extrapolation - 3 Examples
Let the Witness Finish Speaking - 4 Examples
Hearsay
Opinion