The Mock Trial Competition is open to students in Years 10 and 11 . It is conducted by the Law Society of NSW and is a practical means of introducing students to the law and to increase understanding of the basis of our judicial system. The competition also helps students to increase basic skills such as listening, speaking, writing, reading and analysing. The goal is not to win for the sake of winning, but to learn and understand the meaning of good citizenship through participation in our system of law and justice. All who participate in the Mock Trial Competition are winners in this sense.
Each team consists of 6 students who play the roles of barristers, lawyers and witnesses. The Law Society provides each team with Coaches and Magistrates, together with a complete set of the case materials and Competition Manual. Coaches teach the students about Court Procedure and Advocacy techniques. The cases are confined to simple criminal and civil matters heard in the Local or District Court.