Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yearbook Pictures

On December 7, listen for the announcement for Mock Trial to come for Mock Trial group pictures.  I'll try to let you know an approximate time for that day.  Be prompt when you are called, please.

Our picture will be taken  at about 10: 35 am.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mock Trial 2012 -- October/September

Our first meeting was held on September 26, 2012.
If you are interested, it is not too late to join us.

You can learn more about the state-wide program in which we participate by going to

Cave Time Meetings 2012
September 26 -- Overview and watch video clip of actual Mock Trial competition
                           Hand out applications and teacher recommendations
October 3 -- Review questions and answers about the Mock Trial program
                    Dress standards for competitions / Standards of Respect
                    Homework assignment:
Mock Trial Homework #1 Due October 10:
-->Use this link.
Fill out the charts and read as much as you have time to about all of the steps,  focusing especially on the trial itself. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Scripts for Classroom "Jury Trials"

Found on SIRS Discoverer
 Jury Trials in the Classroom
Prufrock Press
2006, pp. 138-154

Copyright © 2006 Prufrock Press Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

Lord Capulet v. Friar Laurence: Student Pages

Jury Trials in the Classroom
Prufrock Press
2006, pp. 40-56

Copyright © 2006 Prufrock Press Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

The State v. Hansel Schmidt and Gretel Schmidt: Student Pages


Jury Trials in the Classroom
Prufrock Press
2006, pp. 59-75

Copyright © 2006 Prufrock Press Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

The State v. Jeremiah Birch: Student Pages




Friday, March 2, 2012

Next Competition

Working Now on Defense

Our second competition is on March 14 at 9 am. 

See the wiki for notes on our discussion with Ms. Eddington.

We have the genders and order for the plaintiff's witnesses.  See the wiki.  Get all of your statements and questions on the wiki as soon as possible.  Erykah and Joseph, please make sure that you and the other attorneys are bringing out the points needed in questioning to support your opening and closing statements.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 Team

11 + 2 = 13  



KayDee D.
Direct Taylor

Cross Malcolm
Joseph S

Cross Sammy

Laura  B.
Monica L.

Direct Robin
Cross Morgan

Direct Goodall
Cross Thomas
Monica Lish
Megan I.
Joseph S.
Direct Devyn
Cross Hammond

Direct Hammond
Cross Grant

Plaintiff Taylor
Hunter D.

Inspector Devyn
Benjamin R.

Journalist Robin
Mandy T.

Ride operator - Sammy

KayDee D.

Zoo Owner

Cristine S.

Zoology Professor Morgan

Mary S.

Alex P.

 Megan I.

KayDee Davis

Megan I.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Competition this Friday!

You may work in Ms. Dorsey's room during Cavetime on Tuesday and Thursday, though she will be working with students on intervention.
We will meet Tuesday and Wednesday after school, Thursday after school for anyone who can come, and during Cavetime on Wednesday.
The bus should be here at about 7:45 on Friday.  Notice that you will need to arrange to be here by that time.

Monday, February 20, 2012


Mock Trial
Competitions will be
February 24 & March 14, 2012 at 9 am
at the Orem Justice Center, 97 East Center Street, Orem Utah.
Park in the rear or on the side.
      The students will leave on the bus for Orem at about 7:45 am,
and will be back at the school around 1:00 pm.
(We are allowing time after the trial for lunch and to celebrate.)
    Parents and other guests, please be in your seats in the courtroom before 9 am. Please turn off your cell phones.  Do not bring little children since we will be working in a courthouse and need to be careful about not disturbing the mock trial or any other court proceedings that day.
       You may take pictures before and after the trial -- before the judges come in and when they leave. To video-tape the trial  we will need the other team's permission. If you would be willing to videotape please contact Mrs. Dorsey.
During the trial, including breaks, team members may  communicate ONLY with other team members who have roles in the trial. 
They may NOT  communicate with
parents, teachers, other adults, or other students.
Students participating in the trial will ride the bus to the courthouse.
 If you would like to take your student after the trial,
please  let Mrs. Dorsey know ahead.
Thank you for supporting your student in this activity!
Please encourage and help her or him to be prepared for our trial
and to  dress professionally.
Girls should  wear skirts, dresses,  or dress pants, no flowery things, wear hair away from your face, and wear comfortable shoes.
Boys please wear “church clothes,”  no white socks! 
Tie  with jacket is preferred.    
NO gum chewing  for any team members.
Students are to give any cell  phones to Mrs. Dorsey before  the trial.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Errors on Exhibits

I just received this email:
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Mock Trial
From: <>
Date: Thu, February 16, 2012 2:37 pm
To: "ULRE" <>

Hello Everyone,
There are several errors which were overlooked in the mock trial exhibits.  In Exhibit A, Taylor Malcolm may be either male or female, and Taylor's age should be 20 years old as is in his/her affidavit.  On Malcolm Goodall's vitae, he/she is presently at Eastern State University, not National University.
Please make sure your attorney coaches are made aware of these changes. 
Thank you. 
Kathy Dryer


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Attorney Coach

Friday, February 17:  Mr. Lish, our attorney coach, will be here after school.  Everyone should come.  Bring your completed questions and statements.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Group Picture Day

February 7!   Watch and listen for the time for our Mock Trial group pictures. 
Our pictures will be taken at about 10:40 -- during A2.  Make sure you promptly come down for pictures at that time.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Trial for John Wilkes Booth

U.S. vs. John Wilkes Booth

See, Betty M. "The United States of America v. John Wilkes Booth: Student Pages." Jury Trials in the Classroom Prufrock Press. 2006: 80-100. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 23 Jan 2012.