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 2021. 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 one of the two virtual Coach Orientation meetings and complete the Attorney Coach Registration Form below.
RSVP below to attend a virtual Attorney Coach Orientation meeting on September 20th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. or September 29th at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., via Zoom. Those interested in coaching will learn about what’s required and experienced coaches will learn what’s new for the 2021/2022 competition season.
Please RSVP no later than September 17th for the September 20th meeting and no later than September 27th for the September 29th meeting. A link to attend the meeting will be emailed to you prior to your selected meeting date.