High School Mock Trial Competitions

The Butler County Bar Association Young Lawyers will host the 2018 District 2, Region 1 Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition beginning February 5, 2018 at the Butler County Courthouse.

While the annual competition is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA/YLD) locally, Steve Casker, Esquire volunteers as the regional coordinator. For the past seven years, Steve has been responsible for coordinating the District 2, Region 1 competition between ten teams of high school students from eight high schools in Armstrong, Butler & Lawrence counties. The students are given the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil and criminal trials before actual judges and panels of juries. 

Lawyers volunteer to assist students as team advisors, scorekeepers and regional coordinators. Each year, the winning team goes on to represent Pennsylvania in the national competition.  

This year's case, Silva Morel v. Tiger Tail Technologies, Inc., is a civil case to determine whether the plaintiff, Silva Morel, was wrongfully terminated from employment after “blowing the whistle” on bribes that a Tiger Tail Technologies officer had paid to a foreign official.
Information about the 2018 competition can be found here.
Thank you!
BCBA depends on the support of our members, local Judges, Court Administration and the Butler County Sheriff's office to provide a high-quality educational, competitive experience to the students and to continue to host this annual event!