The Morris Hills Mock Trial Team participates in a statewide competition each year sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. Students work as a team to “try” a criminal or civil case representing both the 5 prosecution and the defense. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation prepares background information for a new case each year based on fictional characters and events. Students play the parts of attorneys, witnesses and jury members and use modified trial procedures. Students compete against teams from other schools during the statewide competition and their performances are evaluated by practicing lawyers and judges. Students also have the opportunity to work with practicing lawyers during the preparation process.