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.
- 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.
2013 Middle School Mock Trial Scrimmage footage
Below is an entire round of the 2013 Middle School Mock Trial case broken down into manageable video segments for training purposes
Plaintiff's Opening Statement
Defense's Opening Statement
Swearing in of Witnesses
Plantiff Witness 1 - Sidney Curie
Plaintiff Witness 2 - Alex Darwin
Plaintiff Witness 3 - Jamie Newton
Defense Witness 1 - Terry Goodall
Defense Witness 2 - Pat Kepler
Defense Witness 3 - Sam Tesla