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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), and the OBA Foundation.  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 2022-23 School Year

coming soon

Publication of Case and Materials

The 2023 case scenario, R v Gomer, as well as supporting materials, are available here!

No significant changes have been made to the tournament materials (Official Rules, Tournament Guide, Marking Scheme) for this year. You can find the materials in the grey bar above under “Tournament Materials & Resources”, and get oriented to the program right now. There you will also find the 2023 OOCMT Case, R v Gomer (You can still find last year’s case, R v Smalls, as well as cases from earlier years, in case you’re interested).

Every year, we produce a new case scenario, which will be used for all tournaments. The case comes out first in a draft form, with a period afterwards for prospective participants to submit questions which may require clarification, or any errors noticed. The final version is usually published about two weeks after the first draft. It is very rare for any major changes to be made to the case in the final version.

 

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