Call for Volunteers

Inspire a passion for law in local students by volunteering in the OBA/OJEN mock trial program. Lawyers from all practice backgrounds and seniority levels are welcome to participate as advisors and/or judges in schools and tournaments across Ontario.

The commitment  is small, but the rewards are great. Participation requires very little preparation, and it requires only a few hours to a day of your time. Organizers will provide everything you'll need, from matching you with a school/tournament to providing case information and volunteer instructions. The OBA also co-ordinates media outreach in support of the program, shining a spotlight on this unique opportunity for OBA members to connect with their communities. And in return for your time and effort, you'll get to inspire and influence the future leaders of the legal profession.

Elementary Mock Trials

Volunteers will act as an advisor for 60 minutes on Day 1 and as a judge for 90 minutes on Day 2. Organizers will assign you to a local school and provide preparation materials. This program runs during the month of April.

Secondary School Mock Trials

Volunteers will act as either an advisor, requiring four one-hour in-class sessions during January to April, or a judge, requiring two to eight hours at a tournament scheduled in April or May (depending on your location). Organizers will assign you to a local school or tournament and provide preparation materials.

More Information

More Information

If you would like to get involved or require more information about the OBA/OJEN mock trial program, lawday@oba.org