Materials

Competition Rules

NHSMTC Rules of Competition
NHSMTC Rules of Evidence

Courtroom Artist Rules


Courtrooms & Entry Times

Teams are instructed to enter the courthouses on Friday and Saturday on a staggered schedule, as follows:

Friday, May 11:

7:20 A.M.: VGE, JTX, GRB, PZN, GEH, TLY, PEO, WQA, RVO, KFN, VND, HTE, FDK, MLK, BAJ

7:40 A.M.: YSY, QHB, BPK, VAR, SQD, SYK, IOD, NVI, OUX, ELH, WTC, HZA, JXR, DFP, NSC

8:00 A.M.: JRU, MGI, INV, XWY, AYU, QUG, DNP, OAQ, SGK, SZT, KPT, YNL, XRV, ONL, RLD, APV

Saturday, May 12:

7:20 A.M.: JRU, MGI, INV, XWY, AYU, QUG, DNP, OAQ, SGK, SZT, KPT, YNL, XRV, ONL, RLD, APV

7:40 A.M.: VGE, JTX, GRB, PZN, GEH, TLY, PEO, WQA, RVO, KFN, VND, HTE, FDK, MLK, BAJ

8:00 A.M.: YSY, QHB, BPK, VAR, SQD, SYK, IOD, NVI, OUX, ELH, WTC, HZA, JXR, DFP, NSC

A list of the courtrooms to be used during the competition may be found here. The courthouse to which each team is assigned will be announced via social media before each round (Twitter & Instagram: @NHSMTC, #nhsmtc).

Courthouse Security: Please help us get our teams and volunteers through security on time. Here are a few tips how:

  • Allow official team members and competition volunteers to go through security first.
  • Keep the number of personal items to a minimum; everything must go through the security. Teams: place as many items as possible in your team box.
  • Be patient. There will be plenty of time for observers and non-official team members to enter and find the courtrooms before the rounds begin.

Competition Case

AMENDED CASE AS OF 4/23/18: All case updates have been incorporated into the final case document.

2018 Case_State of Nevada v. Jordan Kendall_AMENDED

CASE UPDATES: All updates to the case, as well as answers to questions posed have been posted here.


Code of Conduct

All teams must agree to the 2018 NHSMTC Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct terms and online acknowledgment can be found here.


Guides

2018 Judges’ Scoring Guide
What to Look for When Scoring Teams
Scoring Matrix
2018 Timekeeping Guide
Time Cards
Timecard Use Table
NHSMTC Timesheet

Forms

Forms Overview
Prosecution Roster
Defense Roster
Star Attorney and Witness Awards (Provided in your team packet)
Photo & Video Release (Each student (and a parent/guardian for students under 18) must fill out and return this form)
Larry Bakko Professionalism and Civility Award (Provided in your team packet)

Team Photos & Scrimmage Sign-Up Forms

Scrimmage
We have set aside nine rooms at the Silver Legacy for teams to use for scrimmages. The rooms will be available for two-hour blocks from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 and from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The scrimmage rooms will be available on a first come, first served basis and teams may elect rooms, times and scrimmage partners online.
Photos
A photographer will be onsite during the competition and will be taking team photos on May 9 and 10 at the Silver Legacy. Ten-minute blocks have been set up for the photos and teams may sign up for their appointment time online.