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Litigation Skills Series: Trial Advocacy

  • When: 03 May 2021, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET
  • Where: Webinar
  • Cost: $90 for members; $160 for non-members

Trial advocacy is always an important skill, new for some and old hat for others. Trial advocacy over Zoom is a new skill for nearly everyone.

Join us for five jam-packed mornings of Trial Advocacy during the week of Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 7. The training will take place from 9:00 – 11:00 am ET on Monday and Friday, and from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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.

See the full training schedule here.

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 landlord-tenant case, but you need not know anything about substantive landlord-tenant law to benefit from the training.

For Washington Council of Lawyers members, this comprehensive Trial Advocacy training costs just $90. For non-members, the cost is $160. (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. Contact Nancy Lopez at to learn more.

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

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