May 28, 2023
High School Mock Trial Update

Last Updated: 2004

The San Mateo County Bar Association and San Mateo County Superior Court are strongly committed to our local high schools' Mock Trial Programs. The High School Mock Trials have been a tremendous success due, in large part, to the efforts of Karen Gotelli, who has commendably served as the coordinator of this program for many years. Karen's continued conscientious efforts have ensured that judges and attorneys are scheduled to preside over the trials and score the students' work.

This year, Karen will be undertaking these efforts from the offices of the San Mateo County Superior Court. She will be contacting interested judges and attorneys within the next few weeks. To enhance communications with her, the Court has set-up an email address for Karen at and a phone number of 650-599-1505. The outstanding high school students who participate in this program benefit a great deal from your active participation and interest in their success. On behalf of the judiciary of the San Mateo County Superior Court, we thank you for your continued interest and help with this project.

If you have any questions about the Mock Trial Program please email Karen at the address above or click onto the webmaster link to contact either of us. Best wishes for a happy holiday and safe New Year.

Mark R Forcum
Presiding Judge

George A. Miram
Assistant Presiding Judge

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