TheMock Trial Team, made up of students in grades 9-12, competes in juried trialsmodeled on courtroom cases. Each year, the Pennsylvania Bar Associationprovides teams across the Commonwealth with a fictional court case. The schoolteams then prepare both the prosecution and defense, complete with attorneys,witnesses, and exhibits of evidence. At the local and regional “trials,” ourteam competes against other schools by presenting the case to a live jury ofadults and in front of a real judge. The team with the most points forpreparation of each role and strongest presentation of the case wins. Practicesare held November through April.