For a brief video highlighting last year's competition produced by the Cleveland Municipal Court, please click here.
Congratulations to the more than 400 students, volunteers, and supporters who participated in the 19th Annual Cleveland Mock Trial Competition at the Justice Center on April 24, 2015! The CMBA extends special thanks to the more than 75 volunteers who served as legal advisors and judicial panelists, as well as the Cleveland Municipal Court for all its help and support that make the competition possible.
22 teams from 12 Cleveland high schools competed both as prosecution and defense in a hypothetical criminal case involving the topical issue of student encounters with law enforcement officials. Congratulations as well to students from SuccessTech and John Hay Early College, who were recognized as Outstanding Attorney for the Prosecution, Outstanding Attorney for the Defense, Outstanding Witness, and winner of the 2015 Cleveland Mock Trial Writing Competition. The Cleveland Municipal Court will award these four students paid internships, which provide a unique opportunity for exceptional students to gain experience and learn about our legal system.
2015 Top-Ranked Teams:
- First Place: John Hay School of Science and Medicine
- Second Place: John Hay Early College - Team Truth
- Third Place: Whitney Young - Team #2
Teams that won both trials (ranked in order):
- John Hay School of Science
- John Hay Early College – Team Truth
- Whitney Young – Team #2
- John Hay Early College – Team Justice
- Cleveland School of the Arts – Team D
- Ginn Academy
- John Marshall
- SuccessTech – Team Royals
Teams that won one trial, lost one trial (alphabetical):
- Cleveland School of the Arts – Team E
- New Tech – Facing History – Team #2
- New Tech West – Team #1
- Whitney Young – Team #1
Judges and lawyers are invited to volunteer as team advisors and judicial panelists for the 2016 Competition - for more information, please contact CMBA Competition Coordinator Jessica Paine at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (216) 696-3525 x4462.