What is CJC?

Callifornia YMCA Youth & Government's California Judicial Competition (CJC) will bring some of the most talented, articulate and enthusiastic young leaders to Anaheim for an appellate moot court competition. High school students from around the state will gain a deeper understanding of our legal system and their responsibility within the system as practicing attorneys and law students provide feedback and score their arguments. 

During CJC, teams of two participants will take part in a series of hearings. Teams will present oral arguments and preside as justices as they compete with their peers from throughout the State of California. Appellate teams must consist of 2 participants and must prepare both sides of the case to argue. Teams will present their oral arguments before a 3-5 judge panel made up of attorneys, judges and peer justices. Each team must also be prepared to hear the case as a justice and be ready to engage in questioning of attorneys during oral arguments. 

Who Can Participate In CJC?

CJC is open to all high school youth. Participants of all experience levels are eligible to participate, even those who have never been in a Youth & Government Court program or done mock trial in high school. 

When and Where Does CJC Take Place?

CJC 2018 will take place October 12th-14th in at the Orange County Family Justice Center in Anaheim. All participants will be housed at the Delta Hotels By Marriott - Anaheim Garden Grove. 

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS DOWNLOAD: 1) California Judicial Competition Flyer 2) Meet the CJC Staff

To register for the California Judicial Competition, please click here. If you have additional questions on this event, please email

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