Volunteers are a critical part of delivering high quality authentic civic education programs to our students and teachers.  Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of roles, from assisting as facilitators at competitions, to serving as judges, and even as writers of materials and case files. 

If you have questions about volunteering, or to learn more about our programs, please
e-mail oclre@oclre.org, or call 614-485-3510.

To volunteer please click HERE

Please note, you will be prompted to create an account which will enable you to add/modify your volunteer sign-up.


Below are descriptions of volunteer opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year.


Middle School: Ohio Mock Trial Showcase-

Middle School students present both sides of a case, inspired by a popular piece of literature, before a panel of judges; training and lunch provided. NOTE: A law degree is required to serve as a judge.

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High School: Moot Court Competition-

Students prepare legal briefs and present appellate arguments before a panel of judges. NOTE: A law degree is required to serve as a competition judge or brief evaluator. Appellate experience preferred.

Facilitators help direct teams and judges to assigned courtrooms and act as liaisons between OCLRE staff and participants/judges. Training and meals provided. NOTE: you do not need a law degree to serve as a facilitator.

BRIEF EVALUATOR: Score approximately 3 written briefs in advance of the competition. Briefs will be provided to reviewers electronically in advance of the competition. Two-three weeks will be allotted for scoring and returning to OCLRE.

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Middle School: We the People Showcase-

Through simulated congressional hearings, students showcase their knowledge about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  • TIME FACILITATOR: Keep time during the simulated hearings (stopwatch provided); help direct judging panels to the appropriate hearing rooms, and return score sheets to OCLRE staff.

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