September 29, 2014 - October 03, 2014
Columbia, SC
To be determined.
Bill Malloy Bill Malloy NAGTRI Chief Administrator 202-326-6045
September 02, 2014

Course Detail

Trial Advocacy

We are pleased to announce that the NAGTRI Trial Advocacy Training will take place in Columbia, SC from September 29-October 3 at the National Advocacy Center. The training will begin in the morning on Monday, September 29 with registration at 7:00 am and end in the afternoon on Friday, October 3. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Through funding provided by the Mission Foundation, NAGTRI will provide scholarships to assistant attorneys general to attend the training.

This intensive five-day advocacy program is intended to enhance the participants’ trial skills in a constructive and positive learning environment facilitated by experienced attorneys serving as faculty. While the program will challenge participants to perform at their best, the program’s primary goal is to afford participants the opportunity to build upon the skills they have, take what they learn and apply it during their subsequent performances, and to finish the program with a better understanding of how to persuasively and professionally further their clients’ interests at trial. This course is designed for attorneys with limited trial experience.

The program will contain a mix of topical presentations on various aspects of trial practice and “learn-by-doing” workshops. The emphasis in the workshops will be on participant performance of various trial skills followed by constructive faculty critique. Each participant’s performance will be critiqued by two faculty members during each workshop. Also, certain workshops will be video recorded. In these instances, each participant will also participate in a one-on-one review of his/her performance with a third faculty member. The program will conclude with a “trial,” for which the participants will be paired in trial teams.

Fee Requirements

Scholarship assistance will be made available for each registered participant.

In order to be considered for a scholarship the nomination must be approved by a Chief Deputy/Chief of Staff or Training Coordinator. Once a nominee completes the above link, the Chief Deputy/Chief of Staff or Training Coordinator will receive a message via email to approve or deny the nomination. Failure to complete this step will result in an automatic disapproval.

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