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.
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 2021 Indianola Middle School Mock Trial season, please use this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZc5Fds5ryIb4WRHVzNLf436_Guolw2LeydC2TFRjmX9X2pg/viewform?usp=sf_link