An Attorney Coach teaches the students about the law and how to strategically present and argue the case.
The San Diego County High School Mock Trial Committee recruits Attorney Coaches in September and early October to volunteer to coach high school teams, beginning in October through the end of the Competition in February 2023. At least one or two coaches will be assigned to work with a participating team, if requested. Teams are not limited in the number of Attorney Coaches they can utilize, and often recruit from parents and friends in their school community. Coaches advise the students on general trial techniques and procedures and on specific strategies for presenting the case. The time commitment is a minimum of a few hours at least one time a week beginning in October. The team’s practice schedule is set up by the Teacher Sponsor and Attorney Coaches. To volunteer, all new and returning Attorney Coaches must attend an orientation meeting and complete an Attorney Coach Registration form.