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Nancy Faddis-DeCerboProgram Manager
Division of Instructional Support Services

4 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: 845-781-4363 ext. 10714
Fax: 845-774-7323

MOCK TRIAL OVERVIEW

The Mock Trial Program, coordinated by Orange-Ulster BOCES, is sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. Each year, teams from a number of Orange County high schools are given the opportunity to analyze and interpret a trial prepared by the NYSBA and to present their interpretation in a courtroom before a county judge. To prepare for the tournament, each school has a teacher-coach as well as a local attorney working with them to help them with the nuances of the courtroom and presentation skills. This experience is one that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. The winner of the county tournament goes on to regionals with the possibility of going to the state tournament.


2020-2021 Mock Trial Participating Districts:

  • Goshen Central School District
  • Highland Falls/Fort Montgomery
  • Enlarged City School District of Middletown
  • Monroe-Woodbury School District
  • Pine Bush Central School District
  • Washingtonville Central School District

2019 Mock Trial Finals

Mock Trial student participant acting as witness on stand
Mock Trial student participant acting as witness on stand
Mock Trial student participant acting as witness on stand
Mock Trial student participant acting as witness on stand
Three Mock Trial student participants acting as attorneys at table
Mock Trial student participant acting as attorney before bench in courtroom
Winning team group in courtroom
Mock Trial student participant acting as witness on stand
Three Mock Trial student participants acting as attorneys at table