Shasta County Mock Trial

The Shasta County Office of Education is proud to host the Mock Trial each spring. Check out this link to an infomative Google Slide!

If you or your district is interested in participating in the Shasta County Mock Trial please contact Trudy Pellizzari at 530-225-0255 or email

Who: Shasta County High School Teams, each with a teacher-adviser and an attorney coach

What: Competition with a fictitious case designed by the Constitutional Rights Foundation and scored by attorneys; trials are
presided over by an attorney-judge.


  • Schools must register with the Shasta County Office of Education by September 1st
  • The case is released and case materials are sent to the county office in early September for distribution to participating school teams. 
  • The Shasta County competition is hosted by ShastaCOE in mid February (if there at least two teams); if there is only one team, that team goes on to the state competition in mid-March
  • The National High School Mock Trials Championship is held in May.

Where: The Shasta County competitions are held each year at the Redding City Hall or the Shasta County Courthouse.

Why: This program is a wonderful opportunity for high school students interested in the law, public speaking, dramatic arts, civics, and visual arts (courtroom drawing competition).

The 2021/22 Shasta County Mock trial has been cancelled due a lack of teams participating this year. Check back for updates and information.