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Mock Trial

Mock Trial - December 8, 2023

AUDIENCE:  Students in Gifted Consortium member districts; Grades 5 - 8, with a gifted identification
DATE:  Tentatively December 8. 2023 (awaiting courtroom availability response)
LOCATION:  Lorain County Justice Center - Elyria, OH
TIME:  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
REGISTRATION: Please REGISTER your class prior to October 13, 2023.
ASSISTANCE: Tracy Butchko at 440-324-5777, ext. 1100 or email [email protected]

MEMBER DISTRICTS: Amherst, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia, Firelands, N. Ridgeville, Oberlin, Perkins, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake, Wellington


 Gifted Mock Trial is made possible through the generous support of the 
Lorain County Justice Center, the City of Elyria, 
and professional attorneys, magistrates, and judges 
throughout Lorain & Cuyahoga counties.


ESC of Lorain County Hosts Annual Gifted Mock Trial Day

Students from various middle and intermediate schools participate in the annual ESC of Lorain County Gifted Mock Trial at the Lorain County Justice Center on Friday
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About Gifted Mock Trial & Attorney Classroom Workshops

About Gifted Mock Trial & Attorney Classroom Workshops

Gifted Mock Trial simulates an actual courtroom trial as students play key roles, such as lawyers, witnesses, jurors, and bailiffs. Characters come to life through the students’ role playing which includes immersion in all aspects of the legal process. One of the highlights of Mock Trial is that actual judges and lawyers from the community preside over the trials. Not only do they act as judges, but also as instructors as they explain aspects of the trial.

This program addresses the Language Arts and Social Studies State Standards, the higher levels of thinking and many of the gifted processes of critical thinking, creative thinking and communication skills.

In preparation for Mock Trial, the Gifted Consortium partners with local attorneys to host classroom workshops. Students are enthusiastic to learn about trial proceedings and courtroom protocol from these legal professionals.