Investing in our future. Creating tomorrow’s leaders.
From North Carolina High School Mock Trial’s infancy over 30 years ago when a few teams came together in Raleigh for a small competition, through the program’s growth to 10 regions and more than 90 teams competing, to our hosting the national tournament in Charlotte in 2005 and Raleigh in 2015, the mission and purpose of this program has remained the same: to educate North Carolina High School students about our system of justice and trial by jury by turning courtrooms into classrooms and connecting students with attorneys and judges in the hands-on learning laboratory of the courthouse.
The impact of this program far exceeds the courtroom, however, building analytical reasoning abilities and communication skills which go hand in hand with confidence, teamwork, leadership and other qualities crucial to students’ futures. The success of this program has always been due to the support and commitment of the members of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, now known as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and to our other sponsors to whom we are grateful.