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The OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials for High School Students

The OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials (OOCMT) is a partnership between the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN).  Most competitive mock trial tournaments in the province are part of OOCMT, which means they use the official OOCMT case and rules, and their winners may participate in upper-level competitions organized by the OBA and OJEN.

On this site, you will find information about the tournament in your local area, the official materials for this year’s program, archived cases from previous years, and resources to help you prepare to participate in a tournament.

Key Information for the 2018-19 School Year:

OOCMT tournaments will take place in the spring of 2019, almost always in April or early May. Dates of local tournaments will be set by their local organizing committees in the fall of 2018. Setting precise competition dates takes time and negotiation with host courthouses each year. However, we can usually give a fairly specific time frame for participants to keep in mind. Where possible these will be posted on each local tournament’s page on this site under the “Local Tournaments by Region” tab in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Registration dates differ by local tournament and, like the tournament dates, will be set by the local organizing committees. Stay tuned to your local page on this site. We will update information as it becomes available.

The 2019 Case is R v Delaney. Find it under the “Tournament Materials & Resources” tab in the grey bar above, or go straight to the page

Quick List of Tournament Dates

Click “Local Tournaments by Region” in the grey top bar for details

Central Southwestern Ontario Mock Trial Tournament (London and area): May 6th

City of Toronto Mock Trial Competition: April 16th & 23rd (preliminary rounds – two divisions), finals TBD

Davis Cup (Peel Region): March 1st (Division 1 at Brampton Court), March 4th-7th, date TBD (Division 2, location TBD), March 22nd (finals)

Douglas Cup (Wellington & Dufferin Counties): April 26th (preliminaries), April 29th (finals)

Halton Mock Trial Tournaments: Public Board – April 5th; Catholic Board – April 16th (Senior), April 17th (Junior); Halton Championship – May 10th

Haldimand, Norfolk & Brant Mock Trial Tournament: April/May, dates to be confirmed

Hamilton Mock Trial Competition: April 3rd (preliminaries), April 5th (finals)

Hennessy Cup (Sudbury & Manitoulin Districts): May 10th

Judges’ Cup (York Region): April 29th, 30th (preliminaries), May 6th (finals)

Kelly Cup (Durham Region): April 29th (preliminaries), May 6th (finals)

Margaret Janzen Memorial Cup (Waterloo Region): May 7th (preliminaries), May 14th (finals, tentative – subject to confirmation)

Niagara Mock Trial Tournament: May 8th (preliminaries), May 10th (finals)

Ottawa Mock Trial Tournament: May 8th (French), May 9th (English, preliminaries), May 10th (English, finals)

Tri-County Judges’ Cup (Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton & Muskoka): May 14 (preliminaries), finals TBD

Windsor-Essex Mock Trial Tournament: April 15th (preliminaries), April 17th (finals)





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