Attorney Scorers sit in the jury box while the student teams present their case to a state or federal judge. Attorney Scorers are given a set of criteria for rating the teams numerically. The criteria include the quality of the students’ presentations, their grasp of the law and court procedures, and their understanding of the case itself.
The time commitment is approximately three hours per trial, in addition to the time necessary to review the competition materials prior to the competition. Attorneys may volunteer to score as many trials as they like.
In order to avoid any actual conflict of interest, or the appearance of one, attorneys who have a child or grandchild participating in this year’s competition may not serve as an attorney scorer. Also, if an attorney volunteers as a judge, scorer, or advisor during practices or scrimmages for any San Diego County high school team or teams during the competition year, they are ineligible to serve as an Attorney Scorer.
To prepare for the competiton, please print the Case Brief and Attorney Handbook and review prior to your scheduled round of competition. If you have any questions or need additional information you can reach us at [email protected]