Assignments into the Judicial Program are done via requests made by Chapter Advisors on the Deledex – both for Supreme Court Law Firms and District Court Attorneys. Positions will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis with limits on the number per Chapter.
Visit the Supreme Court section for Supreme Court cases and case assignments.
Visit the District Court section for District Court cases and case assignments
The Supreme Court
The YIG Supreme Court bench consists of a chief justice, senior justices, and associate justices. The court hears cases that have been fictitiously appealed through Florida’s court system.
The YIG Supreme Court is not a trial court, like those in Perry Mason or Law & Order, where the parties dispute the case facts. Instead, the attorneys here argue legal issues raised by undisputed facts. For example, attorneys will not argue whether a criminal defendant in fact broke the law, but whether the law is constitutional or whether the trial court applied it correctly.
Each YIG Supreme Court law firm is assigned one case and is expected to argue and submit a brief on behalf on both the petitioner and respondent. Before State Assembly, attorneys research and submit written briefs. During State Assembly, they will engage in oral argument with other firms’ attorneys.
The YIG District Court of Appeal hears fictitiously appealed cases from the trial courts. Like Supreme Court cases, the parties dispute the legal issues, not the facts.
District court attorneys are assigned to represent a particular side in a designated criminal or civil case. They prepare memos individually before State Assembly. During State Assembly, they will be assigned to law firms with fellow district attorneys. Experienced legal researchers will help district court attorneys expand on their memo arguments and prepare them for oral argument.