It’s so much more than a play! Mock Trial students are expected to thoroughly learn a court case, immersing themselves in a role on each of the plaintiff’s and defendant’s sides. Local attorneys and/or judges volunteer their time to coach each team of 8-10 students. Teams meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM with weekend or extra evening practices/scrimmages starting in October. The regional competition is near the end of October/beginning of November with State competition typically occurring right after Thanksgiving. For an example mock trial, view the national champion teams compete at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJP45ObH1zk.
Due to Covid issues the 2020 Middle School Mock Trial season is still a go, however competition will most likely be held virtually. More information on that will come later.
For more information on the Iowa Middle School Mock Trial program please use this link. https://www.iowabar.org/page/MSMockTrial
To sign up for the 2020 Indianola Middle School Mock Trial season, please use this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDeSbxYRF5T0WUZmUCiHf_VwE3is5F8ckk51CiGfjdRtJC1Q/viewform?usp=sf_link