Winter v. TBD is out!

Winter v. TBD is out!

Aug 15, 2016 - The first civil case for 2016-2017 – Riley Winter v. TBD, Inc. –is now available via the AMTA website. Please report any errors to the Civil Case Committee. We will release an update on or before September 25. An announcement will be made on the AMTA website.

Case Access Information:
Each school has a unique log-on to access all case materials on the AMTA website. This log-on may not be shared with anyone outside of the school to which it is assigned. Violations of AMTA’s case access policy (as explained in the AMTA Rulebook) will be tracked, reported, and sanctioned as appropriate under AMTA rules. If your school has completed all registration steps for the 2016-17 season, you should have received an email from AMTA confirming that fact. Schools that have not yet completed the registration process will receive log-in permission once they do so. Please contact AMTA with any questions.

NEW AMTA POLICY – Licensing Fee for Use of Case Materials at Invitational Tournaments:

These case materials are the intellectual property of the American Mock Trial Association. By paying the School Registration Fee, a school acquires a license to use the current year’s case for internal educational purposes and to compete at AMTA-sanctioned tournaments (that is, regionals, ORCS, and the National Championship Tournament). Under AMTA’s Intellectual Property Policy, however, this license does not by itself permit use of the case materials to host an invitational tournament. Instead, schools wishing to use the current year’s case materials to host an invitational tournament must obtain a separate license to do so. For 2016-17, this license will require tournament hosts to pay to AMTA an amount equal to 5% of gross fees collected from all participating teams, to provide AMTA with a copy of the tournament tab summary, and to respond promptly to any requests for information from AMTA. Failure to comply with any of these requirements could result in sanctions under the AMTA rules or other consequences, including inability to compete in AMTA-sanctioned tournaments until the school is in compliance. If you have any questions, please contact AMTA.IP@collegemocktrial.org.

Forgotten Username or Password Information:
-If you have forgotten your password, please go here. After filling out that form, you will receive an email with instructions for changing your user password on the AMTA website.
-If you have forgotten or misplaced your username, please let us know and we can provide that information to you. If you would like to create a new account to be associated with your new official contact, please let us know, and we can provide further instructions for completing this task.

Team Numbers and Regional Assignments:
Please note that case access does not necessarily confirm that AMTA has received all aspects of your registration for 2016-17 for purposes of assignment to a regional tournament. If your team has been assigned a team number, then that is confirmation that AMTA has received all required items for placement into a regional tournament. Team numbers can be viewed here. If your team is not listed with a team number, this means that AMTA still needs to receive one or more of the following (i.e. online registration form, institutional authorization letter, regional team fee payment, any owed penalties or fines). You may email AMTA to find out what is missing.
Information regarding the location and dates of all 2016-17 AMTA-sanctioned tournaments will be published in the coming weeks. AMTA will make an announcement online and via social media when this information is available. AMTA will likewise release all regional tournament assignments (i.e., which tournament you will attend from that list) on or before Thanksgiving. Please check back on the AMTA website in late November to review your tournament assignment and follow all post-assignment procedures, which can be found here.

Future Communications:
All future communications from AMTA will be sent to your school’s "Official Contact E-Mail". If you need to change this primary contact at any point during the 2016-17 year, please email us, and we will update our records. The email to change the contact must come directly from the current contact. It is imperative that you maintain current contact information with AMTA, because many important communications and tournament information will be sent directly to that address.

GOOD LUCK IN 2016-17!

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