The San Fernando Valley Bar Association congratulates the winners of the SFVBA’s 2021 Mock Trial Competition


First Place Team: Kathryn Rosenfeld, Daniel Zhivanav, Philip Raucci, and Lillian Tsao (UCLA)

Second Place Team: Rebecca Voth, Jon Zima, Gabriella Castro, and Erin Weilbacher (Pepperdine)

Best Advocate: Eric Leroy (UCD)

Best Opening: Gabriella Castro (Pepperdine)

Best Closing: Jon Zima (Pepperdine)

Best Direct Examination: Matthew Michaelson (UCD)

Best Cross Examination: Erin Weilbacher (Pepperdine)


The SFVBA also wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the UCLA School of Law, the UC Davis School of Law, and the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law for their support in helping organize the event.

Be a Sponsor!

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  • Two-minute talk at award ceremony
  • Presentation of one individual award


  • Recognition at award ceremony

To sponsor the 2021 SFVBA Mock Trial Competition, please contact Linda Temkin at

Be a Volunteer!

We need 20 practicing attorneys to volunteer for the event.

To volunteer for the 2021 SFVBA Mock Trial Competition, contact Kyle Ellis at

Help Fund a Scholarship!

Thanks to the generosity of the Valley Community Legal Foundation, the SFVBA’s 2021 Mock Trial Competition will offer scholarships to winning competitors. Donate to the VCLF to help fund those scholarships!