2013 State Mock Trial Competition

Resources for State Qualifying Teams

Congratulations on your district competition success! We look forward to welcoming you to Nashville on March 15-16 for the 33rd Annual Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition. Below you will find general information as well as the forms required to register for the competition.

Please direct any questions about the forms to TBA staff member Stacey Shrader Joslin at sshrader@tnbar.org or (615) 383-7421. Questions about competition rules or the case should be directed to Mock Trial Chair Troy Weston at tweston@eblaw.us or (865) 544-2010, or Vice Chair Will Holloway at wholloway@sbdlaw.net or (615) 550-2800.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL
A new version of the case and exhibits was released on March 1 to correct several inadvertent typographical and grammatical errors and to include new material for the state competition. You can find these documents under the "New Case Material" heading below after they have been posted.

HOTEL INFORMATION
Mock trial participants will stay overnight at the Doubletree Hotel, located at 315 Fourth Ave. N. in downtown Nashville. Each team will be provided four hotel rooms for Friday night, March 15, at no charge. The TBA will make the reservations and pay the hotel directly for these four rooms. Teams will note who should stay in these rooms on the form Team Registration Part 1.

Teams needing additional rooms or parents needing rooms should call the hotel directly at (800) 222-8733 or (615) 244-8200. Please ask for the "Tennessee Bar Association Mock Trial Friends and Family Room Block." This will ensure that you receive the negotiated group rate of $138 per night plus tax. To qualify for the group rate, reservations must be made by midnight on MONDAY, MARCH 4, and are subject to availability. The hotel is close to being sold out so please call ASAP.

COMPETITION INFORMATION

NEW CASE MATERIALGENERAL INFORMATIONREQUIRED FORMSOPTIONAL FORMS
Updated Problem
Posted March 1

Team Memo & Deadlines
Posted March 1

Team Registration Part 1
Due by March 4
Lunch Order
Due by March 6
Updated Exhibits
Posted March 1

Preliminary Schedule of Events
Posted March 1

Team Registration Part 2
Due by March 12
T-Shirt Order
Due by March 6
Updated Rules
Posted March 1

List of Qualifying Teams
Posted March 1

National Pledge
Email or fax by March 12
Hand deliver by March 15 at 2 p.m.
Championship DVD Order
See past winners in action or pre-order this year's round

Frequently Asked Questions

Explanation of Power
Matching Process

Courthouse Use Rules
Email or fax by March 12
Hand deliver by March 15 at 2 p.m.
Report Card
Due at end of competiton. Copies will be provided in team packets
 

Explanation of Individual
Award Determinations

New Form Posted 3-1-13 5 p.m.
Witness Presentation Election
Due March 13 5 p.m. EST to Mock Trial Committee Chair Troy Weston

 
 

Explanation of
Sportsmanship Award

Team Roster
For use during trial rounds. Should not include school name
 
 

Directions:
• Directions to Hotel
• Map of Hotel Space
• Directions to Courthouse
• Downtown Nashville Map

MVP Designation
Due by March 16 at 12:30 p.m.

Sportsmanship Nomination
Due by March 16 at 12:30 p.m.