Congratulations to the more than 300 students, volunteers, and supporters who participated in the 2017 Cleveland Mock Trial Competition at the Justice Center on May 5, 2017! The CMBA extends special thanks to the more than 40 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. Sixteen teams from Cleveland and East Cleveland brought their peak game to the Justice Center, competing both as prosecution and defense in morning and afternoon trials. The 2017 competition involved criminal charges for a high school student accused of illegally hacking into a teacher’s computer, in a special case hypothetical written by past mock trial all-star and Stokes Scholar Conner Hill.
Special congratulations to the top teams from the 2017 Competition, as well as to students from Facing History New Tech, Shaw, and Bard Early College, who were recognized as Outstanding Attorneys, Witness, and Writer.
- First Place: John Hay – Cleveland School of Science & Medicine
- Second Place: John Marshall – Team Honors
- Third Place: NewTech West – Team #1
To see more video of the mock trial in action, click here.