ISBA High School Mock Trial

Mock Trial

2023 Mock Trial Invitational

March 18-19. 2023
University of Illinois
Springfield Public Affairs Center
2200 Ernest Hemingway Dr
Springfield, IL 62703

The 2023 Mock Trial Problem, Handbook of Rules & Regulations and Registration Materials are now posted and teams may register. Please note that the ISBA Mock Trials will be held in Springfield at the University of Illinois – Springfield Public Affairs Center. We look forward to seeing your teams in 2023 in Springfield!!

Volunteer for the 2023 Mock Trial Invitational - Judges, lawyers, paralegals, law students and other legal professionals are needed to act as presiding judges, jurors/evaluators and bailiffs for each trial. You do not have to be a litigator to volunteer! Deadline to sign up is March 8, 2022.


Regional Mock Trials & Scrimmages

Niles North Viking Invite (Full)

February 11, 2023, 8 am - 1 pm
9800 Lawler Avenue, Skokie, Ill, 60077
Contact: Jim Edwards at  jamedw@d219.org

Niles North Viking Scramble (10 team tourney, 1 spot left)

March 4, 2023, 8 am - 1 pm
9800 Lawler Avenue, Skokie, Ill, 60077
Contact: Jim Edwards at  jamedw@d219.org

Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA)

27 Annual Mock Trial Invitational (by invitation only)
February 22, 2023 at the Third District Courthouse
Contact: Julie Bart at jbarth@nwsba.org or at 847-621-2378

Lake County Mock Trial Invitational

February 25, 2023 at Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, Illinois
Contact: Judge Christen Bishop at cbishop@lakecountyil.gov.

South Elgin High School Mock Trial Tournament (Full)

March 4, 2023,  8 am - 1:30 pm
16th Judicial Circuit Court in Kane County
Contact: Michael Thornton at michaelthornton@u-46.org

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2022 Mock Trial

Thanks to all who participated in and volunteered for the 2022 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational! Read the Thank You Letter to see all the awardees, volunteers, and participants.

Congratulations to the Top 3 Teams!

  • 1st Place - Timothy Christian High School
  • 2nd Place - Niles West High School
  • 3rd Place - Adlai Stevenson High School
Timothy Christian High School team photo
1st Place - Timothy Christian High School
Niles West High School team photo
2nd Place - Niles West High School
Adlai Stevenson High School team photo
3rd Place - Adlai Stevenson High School

The top eight teams from the regular rounds that competed on Sunday for the top three places were:

  • Bartlett High School
  • Evanston Township High School
  • Highland Park High School
  • Naperville North High School
  • Niles West High School
  • Stevenson High School
  • Timothy Christian High School
  • Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

York Community High School - Donna E. Schechter Memorial Law Test Award


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