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 Program 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 2020. 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. Attorney Coaches are expected to meet with their team weekly starting in October to the end of the Competition in February. The time commitment is a minimum of a few hours at least one time a week. The team’s practice schedule is set up by the Teacher Sponsor and Attorney Coaches. To volunteer, all new and returning Attorney Coaches must complete the Attorney Coach Volunteer Form below.
Register below to attend the Attorney Coach orientation lunch which will be held on October 2, 2019. Those interested in coaching will learn about what’s required and experienced coaches will learn what’s new for this year’s competition. Please register by September 27, 2019.
If you decide to be a coach, or are requesting to be matched with a school to coach, you must also register as an Attorney Coach no later than October 11, 2019.