In 1980, Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) introduced the Mock Trial program, which already had a strong following in Los Angeles County, to all the counties in California. The program was created to help students acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society. The program currently involves 36 California counties.
The San Luis Obispo County Mock Trial Program is an academic competition in which student teams study a hypothetical case and take part in simulated trials. Middle and High School students across the County participate each year, gaining a hands-on understanding of our judicial system, while also developing their analytical abilities and communication skills. This year’s public competition will be held in February. For more information, contact John Fricks at @Ogden-Fricks-LLP.