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Advisory: 2023 Mock Trial Awards Ceremony

County Competition Simulates a Trial-Level Proceeding

SCOE Media Advisory

Contact: Xanthi Soriano, Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (279) 789-1601 • Email:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 10, 2023


WHAT: Mock Trial Awards Ceremony 

WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2023 

WHERE: Library Galleria, 828 “I” Street, Sacramento 

WHO: Hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education 

WHY: Individual and Team Awards

Several days of intense courtroom competition and careful deliberations by esteemed judges will culminate on February 15 with an awards ceremony and announcement of the winner of the 2023 Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Mock Trial Competition.

Twenty high school teams will compete, including one from El Dorado County, two from Yolo County, and one from Yuba County. The championship team will advance to the California Mock Trial Competition, which will be held March 17–19 in Los Angeles. 

Final and Consolation Rounds

Final and consolation rounds of competition will begin at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, at the United States District Court, 501 “I” Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Call SCOE Communications Manager Charlene VanAllen in advance if you would like to attend these rounds: (916) 807-4727 .

About Mock Trial

The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Mock Trial Competition simulates a trial-level proceeding in which students portray the roles of pre-trial counsel, prosecuting and defense attorneys, witnesses, court clerks, bailiffs, and jurors before a single presiding judge and two scoring judges. Volunteers from local law firms and other legal organizations served as scoring and presiding judges for the five-day event.