Mock Trial

Volunteer as a Judge or Court Officer

Each year, the Michigan Center for Civic Education seeks volunteers to judge and critique the competitors and to help out as court officers for the competition.  And without the help of our dedicated volunteers, we would not be able to run the competition. 

The 2015-2016 Tournament Schedule:

  • February 20, 2016, Washtenaw County Regional, Ann Arbor (at the Washtenaw County Trial Courthouse);
  • February 27, 2016, Oakland County Regional, Pontiac (at the Oakland County Circuit Courthouse);
  • March 5, 2016, Macomb County Regional, Mt. Clemens (at the Macomb County Circuit Courthouse) and
    Kent County Regional, Grand Rapids (at the Kent County Circuit Courthouse)

  • March 19, 2016, State Finals, Lansing (at the Veteran's Memorial Courthouse). 

Note: The Macomb County Regional Mock Trial Tournament on March 5 is full.  We are still seeking volunteers for the remaining Tournaments.  

2016 Mock Trial Volunteer Registration

Please DO NOT use this form to request more information on volunteering as a judge or court officer for the competition. By completing this form, you are committing to volunteer at the dates and times that you selected. We plan our schedules based on the volunteer submissions that we receive, so while we will contact you with more details as the tournament approaches, we ask that you please put this event in your calendar today.
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