Ventura County Mock Trial 2020

Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

  • Westlake High's Quinn Moss, left, receives a de-linting by teammate Dylan Robinson as Santa Susana High's Lily Ayola waits her turn before the start of the semi-finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial on Feb. 26 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • Santa Susana High’s Delaney Moss, who plays a pretrial attorney for the defense, gives the opening statement during the semi-finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • Newbury Park High’s Annika Kanugo, who plays an attorney for the prosecution, questions a witness during the semi-finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • Santa Susana High's Paige Barrella, who plays lead attorney for the defense, cross-examines a witness during the semi-finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • Newbury Park High's Julia Zhang, who plays Dr. Jules Jackson, is sworn in as a witness for the prosecution by Santa Susana High's Elisabet Lindskog, who plays a bailiff, during the semi-finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • Santa Susana High’s Elisabet Lindskog, who plays a bailiff, places posters used as evidence in the courtroom during the semi-finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • Santa Susana High's Sania Boyd, who plays Val Glick, testifies for the defense during the semi-finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • Santa Susana High's Lavina Tran, who plays defendant Bailey Matsumoto, testifies for the defense during the semi-finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • Newbury Park High's Zak Logie, lead attorney for the prosecution, cross-examines a witness during the semi-finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • Oaks Christian School’s Braden Henley, left, and Nicole Spaccarelli try to imitate a dance from a video on their phone while waiting for results to come back from the first round of semi-finals at the Ventura County Mock Trial Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • The Oak Park High mock trial team celebrate after advancing to the finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial during the semi-finals Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • The Westlake High mock trial team celebrate after advancing to the finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial during the semi-finals Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.

  • The Oak Park High mock trial team celebrate after advancing to the finals of the Ventura County Mock Trial during the semi-finals Feb. 27 at the Ventura County Government Center.