2019 Texas High School Mock Trial Competition

Dallas, Texas
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Calendar of Events

The mock trials are open to the public and we encourage any teacher, student, parent, etc. who are interested in the law to attend and observe these teams in action!  Refer to the schedule below with dates/times to see trials near you! Please check in at the Lobby of the courthouse with the Coordinator/Staff and you will be given directions when you arrive.


Deadline to register: Saturday, December 15, 2019

State Competition, Dallas, TX - March 1-2, 2019

Nationals Competition, Athens, GA - May 16-18, 2019

As a rule of thumb, please note that the Regional Competition meets are held only between January 12 - February 16. Regional winners are the only teams that will advance to the State Competition held in March during the current school year. Deadline to register is: December 15, 2018.

2019 Regional Competition Dates/Times/Locations and Coordinators by Area:

The Texas High School Mock Trial Competition Regions are determined by school district locations (or home school headquarters) within the TEA Regional Map.  To locate your Region, see below or 
click here to find through the TEA's online map.

Region 1 (South Texas-area)
Dates of Competition: TBD
  Location: Hidalgo County Courthouse, Edinburgh, TX  
Coaches Clinic:
Student Clinic: 
Regional Coordinator/Contact: Jose Julian Saenz

Region 2 (Corpus Christi-area) 
   Date of Competition:  TBD
Location: Nueces County Courthouse, Corpus Christi
Training & Scrimmages:  TBD
Regional Coordinator: 
Tim Dowling

Region 3 (Victoria-area)  

Region 4 (Houston-area)  
Date of Competition:  TBD
Location:  Harris County Criminal Courthouse - 
1201 Franklin Street, Houston, TX 77002
Regional Coordinator:
Lisa Watkins
Region 5 (Beaumont-area)  
Dates of Competition:  TBD
Location:  Jefferson County Courthouse - 
1085 Pearl, Beaumont, TX  77701
Regional Coordinators: Jamie Matuska and 
Sara Norman

Region 6 (Huntsville-area)  
Date of Competition:  TBD
Location:  Walker County Courthouse  
Regional Coordinator: TBD

Region 7 (Tyler-area)   
Date of Competition: TBD
Location: Smith County Courthouse, Tyler 
Regional Coordinator:
Donna Ashby or 903-988-6774   

Region 8 (Mt. Pleasant/Paris-area)   

Region 9 (Jacksboro/Wichita Falls-area)  

Region 10 (North Texas-area, except Dallas ISD)
Dates of Competition:

Location:  George Allen Sr. Courts Building, 600 Commerce St., 75202
Clinic:  Saturday, November 11, 2017
Regional Coordinator:  Jason Cooper

Region 11 (Ft. Worth/Decatur-area) 
Date of Competition:  TBD
Location:  Tarrant County Family Law Center: - 
200 E. Weatherford St., Fort Worth, TX
Clinic:  Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the George Allen Courthouse
Regional Coordinator: Megan Cooley

Region 12 (Waco-area)
Dates of Competition:  TBD
Location: McLennan County Courthouse/Baylor University Law School
Regional Coordinator: Marcy Allen and Ben Yelverton

Region 13 (Austin-area)
Dates of Competition:  TBD
Location:  Austin, TX - exact location TBD

Regional Coordinator: Christie Villarreal

Region 14 (Abilene-area)

Region 15 (San Angelo-area)  

Region 16 (Amarillo-area)  

Region 17 (Lubbock-area) 
Dates of Competition:  TBD
Location: Lubbock Cty. Courthouse
Regional Coordinator: 
Joni Rodela

Region 18 (Midland-area)  
Dates of Competition: TBD
Location: Midland County Courthouse
Regional Coordinator: Rebecca Patterson

Region 19 (El Paso-area)  
Dates of Competition: TBD
Location: El Paso County Courthouse 
Regional Coordinator:  Claudia Duran

Region 20 (San Antonio-area)
Date of Competition:  TBD
Location:  St. Mary's Law School
Regional Coordinator:  Dannick Villaseñor-Hernandez

Dates of Competition:
Location:  George Allen Sr. Courts Building, 600 Commerce St., 75202
  Saturday, November 10 2018
Regional Coordinator:  Derrick Bowens: debowens@dallasisd.org

*If you have a question and a Regional Coordinator is not listed above, please contact the State Coordinator.  Thank you!

Contact Information

  • Melissa Garcia
    State Coordinator 
    214-220-7484 (phone) 
    214-220-7465 (fax)

Payment Instructions

  • All Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to:

    DBA - Community Service Fund (or Texas High School Mock Trial Competition is also acceptable)
    Purchase Orders (or POs) are NOT an acceptable form of payment 

    Please Mail Payment to:
    Mock Trial 
    Attn:  State Coordinator
    2101 Ross Avenue
    Dallas, TX  75201

    *Please include a note with registrant's name/team/school or provide with a copy of the receipt along with payment.  

    You can print a copy of the Invoice/Receipt and give to your Accounts Payable/Business Office. Please ask you business office to include the name of the school on/with the check to credit payment.

    District checks must be received in our office no later than January 12; all other check or money order payments need to be received by the Dec. 15 deadline.  

    Registering after Dec. 15 is possible, but the team will incur a "late" registration fee.  It is not recommended that a team register after January 12.

    Purchase Orders (or POs) are NOT an acceptable form of payment for the competition. Registration fees must be paid in advance of the competition in order to compete.  If you are new to the competition and POs are your only option (i.e. we do not have an account set-up with you), please provide the following W-9 Form to your Accounts Payable Dept. and send any additional paperwork and/or contact the State Coordinator.  

    No Refunds of Registration Fees, but Exchanges of product are possible. 

    Shipping of Product: 
    If you have ordered DVDs, then the product will be sent to you via USPS within the week that payment is received at our office.  If you need the item(s) sooner, please send us an email along with your Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. account number with a note on how quickly.  We can also charge the express shipping to your credit card if you prefer, but please supply the number. 

    If you have ordered State Cases, then these will be emailed to the provided email address within the week that payment is received.  Though, if multiple State cases are ordered, we will burn these onto a CD/DVD and mail to you.


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