Who can be an Attorney?
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
What do attorneys do?
Attorneys form teams, and through the process of an appellate court case. Each attorney team is required to write a bench memo, and present an oral argument at Assembly. Case materials and resources are provided. Along with the oral argument, each attorney will serve as a justice overseeing a court. Additionally, attorneys participate in a Judicial Review process in which a passed bill from the Youth Legislature is debated as to its Constitutionality.
There is also an opportunity to participate in a Mock Trial, but it isn’t required.
Juniors who have participated a full year in Youth and Government can run for Chief Justice for the next program year. More information can be found here.
Most or all of these materials will be distributed to you by your advisor if you are a judicial participant. If this isn’t the case, you will want a copy or have an electronic copy of the materials available to you for both Pre-Legislative Sessions. You may download all of your files here. If you have questions or need help, click HERE to contact a judicial volunteer by email.
Trial and Appeal Facts for each case, the cited cases for each case (by issue) and the Trial and Clerk Bailiff Handbooks are updated; Appeal Handbook will be updated shortly.
Case A – People v Taylor
Case B – Trial and Appeal Materials and Case LawCase B
Case B People v Fletcher
This is the 2020-2021 Appeal Handbook . You can look at it for reference until the revisions have been made for 2021-2022.