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 committee in fall 2018. You will register on this site. Check your tournament page for information as it becomes available, but note that no registrations will open before mid-November 2018, and some local tournaments will not open registration until January 2019.
- OOCMT tournaments use a single case each school year, which is released in the fall of 2018. The target date for release is mid-November 2018. Because we draft a new case each year, and engage in a comprehensive review process before releasing it, a precise date cannot be given until closer to that time.
- As with the case, the Tournament Guide, containing the tournament rules and instructions for participants, is revised every year, though it remains substantially similar from year to year. The revised tournament guide will be released by in mid-November, 2018, along with the new case. Prior to the release of the new guide, you can refer to the existing 2018 guide for information on the program – just be sure to check the new materials when they are released for updates.