You be the Judge!
Volunteer to judge mock trials today.

Every year, 600 attorneys and judges are needed to act as competition judges in the MSBA High School Mock Trial Program. 

When and where are judging opportunities available?
Trials are held in courthouses across the state. Trials held in the Metro area are during evening hours and greater Minnesota trials are held during regular business hours.

The competition begins with the first round of trials the week of January 13 and concludes after five rounds of regional play with the State Tournament in March 2014.

What is the time commitment?
Volunteers should allow about two hours/trial. Some volunteers judge one trial and some judge multiple trials, depending on their availability and interest.

In preparation for judging, volunteers are expected to read through the case materials and be prepared to either preside or score at the trial.

To volunteer please contact Kim Basting, Mock Trial Manager, at (612) 278-6306 or



2013-14 Season

Trial Assignments:
- All Rounds
- 2014 State Tournament

2013-14 Materials
- Case/Rules Library
- Performance Rating Standards
- Mock Trial Judging Tips
- Judges Check-off List Before Trial
- Bench Brief (Confidential)
- Mock Trial Objections
- Outstanding Professional Performance Award Nomination Form
- 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination


Judges Training
Friday, December 13, 2013 - MSBA Offices
Friday, January 10, 2014 - VIDEO REPLAY w/ MODERATOR

3:00 - 4:30 p.m., MSBA Offices
Contact Kim Basting at
1.5 hours Standard CLE credits applied for
CLE Credits - (Past Event Codes)

Watch the Training Video Now (not CLE applicable)
NOTE: Please start the video on 49.52 minutes to avoid duplication.



    Updated 03/07/14