Jonesboro High School finished in 4th place at the 2018 National High School Mock Trial Championship May 10-13 in Reno, NV. This was Jonesboro's 9th State Championship and their best finish since their 2008 National Championship. They finished 3-1 with with 10 ballots over the four preliminary Rounds. The team lost Round 1 to Tennessee (who finished 3rd), beat the Northern Mariana Islands in Round 2, Wisconsin in Round 3, and Colorado in Round 4.
Michelle Cao of Northview High School represented Georgia in the National Courtroom Artist Contest in Reno at Nationals. She came in 2nd place with an outstanding drawing of Georgia in Round 3.
The calendar for the 2019 season can be found here. It has dates for the entire season; competition dates are a little different than years past so get them on everyone's calendars now!
We are proud to be the host of the 2019 National High School Mock Trial Championship May 16-18, 2019. The Championship week will be in Athens, GA, using variuos parts of the UGA campus and downtown Athens. Check out the 2019 Athens website (athens2019.nhsmtc.org) for more information, including ways students, coaches, and judging panel members can be involved with this exciting event.
Attorneys serving on a judging panel for the 2018 season are now eligible to claim CLE credit for their time. For the first level of competition (Regions, District or State Finals), attorneys can claim 1 hour of General/Trial Practice credit and 1 hour of Professionalism credit. If an attorney volunteers at a second level of competition later this season, they can claim an additional 1 hour of General/Trial Practice credit.
The form to claim credit is behind the password on the Judging Panel Information page. Username and password information was provided by each local Regional/District Coordinator prior to the competitions.
Active judges sitting on the Superior, State or Probate Courts of Georgia are eligible for ICJE credit as well. Details can be found on the Judging Panel Information page.