Friday, February 15, 2019

Bailiff Workshop

This is the link to the bailiff workshop:
You could watch it anytime.  


You  (both bailiffs) will meet before the trial in a side room with the judges.

Ask the presiding judge how he or she wants the witnesses sworn in -- three at once or individually? 

The bailiff for the Plaintiff will call the court to order.
Introduce the judge  page. 36 example of what you can say to introduce the panel and presiding judge. Speak up so your voice carries throughout the courtroom.

Then the judge will ask the plaintiff bailiff to call the case.   Pages 36 and 37
Sometimes a break between plaintiff and defense –
 Defense bailiff takes over and calls the court into session  -- The defense bailiff will take over the second half of the trial

Friday, January 25, 2019

Calendar of Events

January 16 (4:00 - 5:30 p.m.) Teacher Meeting (Attorney-coaches also are invited.) 
January 16 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.) Attorney CLE Meeting (Mock trial teachers also are invited.)

Jan 28, 2019 4:30 PM Mountain Time -- How to Be a Witness, Online Training. 

February 19 to March 8 Playoff Rounds 
March 12 High School Round of Sixteen 
March 14 Junior High Round of Sixteen 
March 19 Quarter-final Rounds March 22 Semi-final Rounds
 March 26 High School Finals 
March 27 Junior High School Finals 
May 16-18, 2019 National Mock Trial Competition Athens, Georgia

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Online Training for Witnesses (and their Attorneys)!

Victoria Dyatt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: How To Be A Witness
Time: Jan 28, 2019 4:30 PM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting

She'll be using a similar format to the other live workshop

with an interactive online Power-point.

So have pens and paper to take notes and to participate in the activities.

Yes, she will be recording live from Draper, Utah. 

You could preview by looking at her PowerPoint from a previous year:

Mock Trial Witness Workshop "Strategies"

Also, here is a series of videos with advice for attorneys for various parts of the trial:

Link to the trial materials at Utah Law Related Education: 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Our Competition Dates and Times

Friday, February 22 - WVC
1:00-3:30 a.m.
P - American Fork JHS
D - Lumen Scholar - Team B

Wednesday, February 27 - Sandy JC
9:00-11:30 a.m.
P - Midvale MS
D - American Fork JHS

Our state organization  will be using Online Technology (Zoom Video) so the online workshops will be live and scheduled throughout January. How it works is you will receive invitations to join workshop live  in your email to and you can share so your students can join in. Our first scheduled one will be with Kyle Kaiser "Rules of Evidence" on January 10th at 5:00 p.m. 

Below is the invite to the "Rules of Evidence" Meeting tomorrow, January 10th with Kyle Kaiser.

Victoria Dyatt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Mock Trial Rules of Evidence
Time: Jan 10, 2019 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Friday, January 4, 2019

Schedule Changes for Mock Trial

January 2 -- Schedule Changes
The schedule will be such that the Round of 16 will be moved up to March 4thfor High School and March 7th for Middle/JHS. The week March 11th - March 15 will be practice week for those teams moving on to the Qtr. Finals on March 19th and Semi-Finals on March 22nd. Final Rounds will be March 26th - High School and March 27th for MS/JHS. If you have any questions, please let me know.

I will receive the case on the afternoon of  January 16.  

We still need an attorney coach.  Does anyone have any connections?  

There will be online trainings available from the state organization -- 
Our first scheduled one will be with Kyle Kaiser "Rules of Evidence" on January 10th at 5:00 p.m. 
I will let you know more information.