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Litigation Skills Series: Trial Advocacy

  • When: 04 May 2022, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: $115 for WCL members; $215 for non-members


Whether in person or virtually, trial advocacy skills are critical to a successful case. The good news is they can be learned.

Join us for five jam-packed mornings of Trial Advocacy during the week of Monday, May 2 – Friday, May 6. The training will take place from 9:00 – 11:00 am ET on Monday, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and from 9:00 – 10:30 am on Friday.

View the full training schedule here.

We will focus on the four fundamental trial skills: Opening Statements, Direct Examinations, Cross-Examinations, and Closing Arguments.  Each topic will begin with a lecture by an expert trainer and a demonstration by skilled litigators showing how to put the lesson into practice. Then, we will move to small group breakout rooms where each attendee will get up and practice the skill of the day. Breakout room facilitators will offer individualized, constructive feedback to each participant. Attendees should plan to spend some time between each session to prepare for the on-your-feet breakout sessions.

Although this year’s Trial Advocacy training will take place virtually, it offers the same individualized practice and feedback as our in-person training. It is not a passive Zoom webinar; it will be a cameras-on, interactive training experience.

Our fact pattern features a Civil Protection Order case, but you need not know anything about substantive domestic violence law to benefit from the training.

For Washington Council of Lawyers members, this comprehensive Trial Advocacy training costs just $115. For non-members, the cost is $215. (Join Washington Council of Lawyers to take advantage of the discounted member rates.)

Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the D.C. Bar Foundation. To apply for a scholarship, please complete this online scholarship form.

CLE credit is pending but not guaranteed in CA, NY, and VA.

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