March 23, 2023


Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media Advisory:
Supreme Court of Maryland hosts Mock Trial State Championship

On Friday, March 24, 2023, Maryland’s top high school mock trial teams will make oral arguments before Supreme Court of Maryland Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader and Justice Angela M. Eaves in the 2023 Maryland Youth & the Law (MYLaw) Mock Trial State Championship. This year, the mock trial program celebrates its 40th anniversary. The state championship will be held in the Supreme Court of Maryland’s historic courtroom in Annapolis.

High school teams have been arguing this year’s case, State of Maryland v. Ryan Grimes, in courts throughout Maryland since January. Winners at the local levels advanced to regional competitions with the guidance of hundreds of attorneys, judges, and magistrates who serve as volunteers for the program.

Competing will be the winners of the semifinals, which are being held today, Thursday, March 23, 2023. The semifinalists are Beth Tfiloh, Baltimore County; North Point High School, Charles County; Richard Montgomery High School, Montgomery County; and Severna Park High School, Anne Arundel County. The students will compete for the state championship and an opportunity to participate in the national competition.


WHAT:          The 2023 MYLaw Mock Trial State Championship

WHO:            Supreme Court of Maryland Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader and
                      Supreme Court of Maryland Justice Angela M. Eaves, presiding

WHEN:          Friday, March 24, 2023, 10 a.m.

WHERE:       Supreme Court of Maryland
                      Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
                      361 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21401

The Mock Trial competition is facilitated by Maryland Youth & the Law (MYLaw) in partnership with the Maryland Judiciary.

NOTE: Please contact the Maryland Judiciary, Government Relations and Public Affairs, by email at or 410-260-1488, with any questions. All persons being photographed or interviewed should be asked for their consent. The arguments will be shown via live webcast on the Judiciary website.


Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer