The 2018 Hunterdon County High School Mock Trial Competition held its opening rounds on
Saturday, January 20, 2018 and its final round on Thursday evening, January 25, 2018.
Delaware Valley Regional High School, North Hunterdon High School, and Voorhees High
School each had teams competing this year. The teams prepare for competition with the help
and guidance of both teacher coaches and local attorneys who volunteer their time to coach.
The High School Mock Trial Competition provides a fictitious case in which the students play
the parts of both attorney and witnesses. The cases differ from year to year. This year’s case
was a criminal case dealing with the opioid epidemic.
In the opening round each team engaged in two trials. The initial rounds were set up so that
each school would “play” every other school. Following the opening round the teams with the
two best records, Voorhees High School and Delaware Valley Regional High School, advanced
to the finals competition.
On Thursday, January 25th, the finals of the Hunterdon County Mock Trial took place at the
Historic Courthouse in Flemington. Judge Thomas C. Miller, P.J.Cv. and Judge Michael F. O’
Neill, J.S.C. presided over the final competition. In a very close match, Voorhees High School
defeated Delaware Valley Regional High School, and advanced to the regional level of the New
Jersey State Mock Trial Competition.
The 2017-2018 Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition is sponsored by the New Jersey
State Bar Foundation and the Hunterdon County Bar Association. Our county program was
administrated by John C. Macce, Esq., who is in private practice in Clinton and Lyn Brokaw,
Executive Director of the Hunterdon County Bar Association.