Who should consider this opportunity?
Mock Trials require a wide range of volunteers, from mentor barristers and judges to event volunteers, both in person and some digital. Whether you’re an experienced legal professional or a law student, or even a former teacher, there could be a role for you.
Why volunteer for the Mock Trial Competition?
Annually, we run 70 Mock Trial events all around the UK, bringing local school children into courtrooms to provide a unique insight into the judicial system.
The competitions help young people to understand how the law touches every aspect of their lives. By taking part in the competition, young people can improve their life skills, such as critical thinking and public speaking, whilst gaining an insight into how the legal justice system works.
By enabling students to interact with legal professionals, the competition helps develop employability skills and boosts social mobility. There is no better way to introduce students to the world of law than through this fun and engaging experience, which will stay with them for life.
How can I get involved?
To get an idea of how you can get involved as a Mock Trial volunteer, please download our role information sheet, which describes the roles we have available, as well as the skills, experience and time commitment required to get involved.
You do not need specific knowledge or experience of criminal law to volunteer in the Mock Trials, simply a legal mind and a passion for inspiring the future generations to get the most out of their Mock Trial experience!
We accept applications for volunteers all year round, however, our recruitment cycle for The Mock Trial Competition will begin from September onwards. This applies to all roles except our Local Organiser and Regional Coordinator roles – these recruitment cycles begin in June. The dates of the Mock Trial Competition heats vary each year. We will provide a timeline of heat dates in your area as part of your onboarding.