Mock Trial is a program created with the Colorado Bar Association in connection with the National Mock Trial Competition and sponsored at LCS by Mr. Adkins. Students in grades 9 – 12 begin learning basic criminal justice, legal, and court room structure, organization, and more importantly, how both the prosecution and defense team create their cases that are heard before trial judges. Once CBA releases the mock trial case, team are split into three prosecution lawyers and three defense lawyers, as well has three witnesses per team, and time keepers. Students begin formulating their opening statements, witness questions, witness cross examinations, and closing arguments.
Regional competitions are held in county courtrooms across Colorado with the top three performing teams being chosen to compete at the state level with the opportunity to go to the National Mock Trial Competition.