NHMTA was founded in 2012 by three homeschool alumni, who together have two J.D.s and years of experience coaching and participating in high school mock trial. In 2013, NHMTA hosted its inaugural tournament at the 30th Annual California Home Educator’s Association Convention at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. NHMTA seeks to involve homeschoolers in mock trial by preparing a fictional case to be argued at the tournament it hosts annually.