Mock Trial Program


Program Overview 

Teens are assigned to a trial team (either Plaintiff or Defense) and just like real life the teams prepare their cases separately, working on attorney presentations, examinations, and witness preparation for their respective clients.

  • 8th - 12th Grades
  • 8 Week Program
  • Coaching - Volunteer Attorneys
  • Education in Courtroom Basics 
  • Case Presentation at Philip Burton Federal Building - US Court House



Registration opens Summer 2020


Nancy Hernandez

Leadership for Gateway Middle School, Model UN, and Youth & Government. Nancy works hard to provide opportunity and encouragement to the Teens of the Western Addition/Fillmore District. Her work at the Buchanan YMCA consists of Civic Engagement, Middle School Afterschool, and Workforce Development programming.