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District Mock Trial - January 26, 2024 

Regional Mock Trial - February 16, 2024 

State Mock Trial - March 7 - 9, 2024 


Mock Trial

The ESC Gifted Services Dept. coordinates with the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, the Portsmouth Bar Association, Judge Howard H. Harcha, III, and local sponsors to offer a District Mock Trial competition site in Scioto County. Students from local schools compete at the Scioto County Courthouse in Portsmouth, Ohio.


The objectives of Mock Trial are to:

  • Improve critical thinking, reading, writing, public speaking and listening skills

  • Develop understanding and appreciation for the law, court procedures, and the judicial system

  • Understand constitutional rights and responsibilities

  • Recognize and reward students’ academic and intellectual achievements

Get Involved

For information about Ohio Mock Trial and becoming involved with the Ohio Mock Trial Program, please contact Danielle Wilmot at (614) 485-3507

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