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. Registration for some tournaments will be open in December 2018. 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/May, dates to be confirmed
Davis Cup (Peel Region): Week of Feb. 25th (in-school playdowns), March 1st (Courthouse preliminary rounds), 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 23rd (Senior), April 25th (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), all dates tentative and subject to confirmation
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: Week of May 6th, 2019, exact dates to be confirmed
Tri-County Judges’ Cup (Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton & Muskoka): May, exact dates to be confirmed
Windsor-Essex Mock Trial Tournament: April 15th (preliminaries), April 17th (finals)