What is the NJC?
The National Judicial Competition (NJC) is a nationwide YMCA Appellate Court and Mock Trial competition program, taking place in Chicago, IL each summer and is hosted by the YMCA of the USA in partnership with the American Bar Association.
This program brings together Youth and Government participants from around the country to face off in mock trial and appellate court competitions. California is a founding member of the NJC program, and we continue to be active in the growth and evolution of the program on a national level.
NJC delegates are selected from among those participating in various Youth & Government programs throughout the country. The selection process is highly competitive, awarding 28 delegates the opportunity to participate each year. California YMCA Youth & Government NJC delegates are selected each year from our Model Legislature & Court program.