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The Kentucky High School Mock Trial Championship “Sweet 16” is March 1 - 3 at the Kenton County Justice Center, 230 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky. 

A total of sixteen teams advanced from the regional competitions in Lexington and Louisville to compete in the state championship in Northern Kentucky. The tournament's four rounds are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1st. There will be two rounds on Friday and two rounds on Saturday, March 2nd. The top two teams will compete in a championship round Sunday morning, March 3rd.

Here are the teams that are going to compete.


  1. Highlands (8-0);

  2. Madison Southern (7-1);

  3. Montgomery County (7-1);

  4. Model Laboratory School A (6-2, head to head win against Mont. Co. B);

  5. Montgomery County B (4-4);

  6. Madison Central (4-4);

  7. Model Laboratory B (4-4);

  8. Paul G. Blazer B (4-4);

    Honorable mention:

    West Carter High School (4-4); George Rogers Clark (4-4); Paul G. Blazer A. (4-4); Sheldon Clark (4-4)


  1. Notre Dame Academy (8-0);

  2. Henderson County (8-0);

  3. Covington Catholic B (7-1);

  4. Covington Catholic A (7-1);

  5. Dixie Heights A (6-2);

  6. Paducah Tilghman (5-2-1);

  7. Notre Dame B (5-2-1);

  8. Louisville Collegiate (5-3);

The tentative schedule is:

Friday, March 1st

12:00 p.m. check-in

12:15 p.m. Coaches meeting/Courtroom assignments

12:30 p.m. Judges Meeting

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Round 1

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Lunch (Pizza provided to coaches and teams)

4:30 p.m. Judges Meeting

5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Round 2

Saturday, March 2nd

8:00 a.m. check-in

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Round 3

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Sub sandwiches provided to coaches and teams)

12:30 p.m. Judges Meeting

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Round 4

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Reception at Marriott RiverCenter

Sunday, March 3rd

8:30 a.m. Judges Meeting

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.   Championship round

Our goal is to have at least 3 scoring judges in each courtroom along with a presiding judge for each round. As such, we will need 32 judges for each of the scheduled rounds on Friday and Saturday. Fully staffing the judging panel is critical for the success of this event. I ask that you please assist in the recruiting of volunteer judges by soliciting lawyers and judges from around the state and forwarding to them the following link to sign up:  http://www.kymocktrial.com/judge-registration/

Below are some frequently asked questions about Kentucky High School Mock Trial:

The Kentucky High School Mock Trial Association, Inc.. (KHSMTA) welcomes you to the 2018-2019 season.  

Q. Where will my team compete in 2019?

A. Here are the 2019 Regional Assignments:

Lexington Regional

Boyle County High School

Elkorn Crossing School (Scott County)

George Rodgers Clark

Henry Clay High School

Highlands High SchoolA

Highlands High School B

Jessamine Career and Technology Center

Madison Central A

Madison Central B

Madison Southern A

Madison Southern B

Model High School A

Model High School B

Montgomery County A

Montgomery County B

Paul Blazer A

Paul Blazer B

Sheldon Clark High School

Simon Kenton High School

Taylor County High School

West Carter 

Louisville Regional

Central High School

Covington Catholic A

Covington Catholic B

Dixie Heights High School A

Dixie Heights High School B

DuPont Manual High School

Eastern High School

Greenwood High School

Henderson County High School

Kentucky Country Day A

Kentucky Country Day B

Louisville Collegiate High School

Mercy High School

Newport Central Catholic A

Newport Central Catholic B

Notre Dame Academy A

Notre Dame Academy B

Paducah Tilghman High School

Seneca High School A

Seneca High School B

Q. Will there be any pre-season tournaments this year?

A. Yes. The University of Kentucky undergraduate mock trial program is hosting a pre-season tournament tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019. Here is a link to the registration page. http://ukmocktrial.weebly.com/high-school-wildcat-invitational.html

Q.  When will the case be released this year?

A.  The case is now available!!!! It can be downloaded from the Case Materials tab on this website.

Q.  When and where will the regional and championship tournaments be held this year?

A.   The regional tournaments will likely be in Lexington and Louisville again this year.   TENTATIVE SCHEDULE  February 2-3, 2019.  The championship tournament will likely be in Northern Kentucky.  TENTATIVE SCHEDULE March 1-3, 2019.

Q. What is the cost to enter a team?

A.  $350.00 per team.  ($300.00 for first year teams) A short need-based application will need to be completed.    PLEASE NOTE:  The cost for the competition will be $100.00 less per team due to good financial stewardship last year.   In addition, we received a grant from Kentucky Bar Foundation which is allowing us to offer entry fee waivers for up to two schools that demonstrate a need.   A short need-based scholarship application will need to be completed and submitted online.  The application will be enabled around September 1, 2018. 

Q. Will there be any new teams this year?

A. Yes.  We anticipate at least four new teams this year.  (Boyle County, Clark County, Henry Clay and Simon Kenton).  KHSMTA has been and will continue to recruit new schools to form a team and compete.  If you are affiliated with a high school that is considering forming a team please review the "starting a new team?" page on this website and contact us so we can help.  


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