Since 1986, the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) has been coordinating the Mock Trial Program (renamed the Philip A. Harley Mock Trial Competition after Philip Harley of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, who greatly supported the program) in the County. The competition relies on volunteer attorneys and judges through the county to score the competitors and preside over each courtroom. The Program – facilitated by the Alameda County Office of Education – works with the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office to host an 8-night Competition for 14 high schools from 8 school districts in the County. This is a great way to help bright, driven students looking to get into the legal field. The winner of the Competition represents Alameda County in the State Mock Trial Competition.