BU Mock Trial Invitational


The 2016 Bradley University Mock Trial Invitational Tournament is scheduled for October 22nd and 23rd, 2016, at the Peoria County Courthouse!

Tournament Location  

The Bradley University Mock Trial Invitational Tournament will take place on October 22nd and 23rd, 2016. The tournament will be held for the second year at the Peoria County Courthouse. The Courthouse is located at 324 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602.

Entering the Courthouse

The Peoria County Courthouse will be closed during the tournament, except for early voters and mock trial participants, coaches, and spectators. Entry will be limited to the Jefferson Street entrance.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and are locked after 2:00 p.m. both days. Therefore, you should not leave the building after 2:00 p.m. either day if you want to re-enter the building. If spectators are coming to watch a trial after 2:00 p.m, Jerelyn Maher should be contacted at _____________. Please make every effort to be in the building by 2:00 p.m.

Free wireless internet is provided for courthouse guests, and phones are allowed in the courthouse. Be prepared to walk through a metal detector.

Courthouse Parking Information

  • The Peoria County Courthouse (not the federal courthouse) is located at 324 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602.
  • There is metered parking surrounding the courthouse. If you want to park at the meters, you will need to secure a parking pass at the registration table when you check-in. You will not have to feed the meters on Saturday if you pick up a parking pass. There is no charge for street parking on Sunday, so you only need a pass for Saturday.
  • There is also free parking in the parking deck on Hamilton Boulevard. The deck is located at the corner of Jefferson and Hamilton directly across the street from the Courthouse.
  • If you are staying at the _______________, you can keep your vehicle parked in its parking deck and walk to the courthouse if you prefer.