Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Lawyers: Improve Your Trial Performance, Save the Date for TAP 2015

Improve your performance in the fundamental stages of trial and train and practice with support from judges and litigation experts when the results don't count!

The annual WSBA Trial Advocacy Program offers a two-day trial-skills training from seasoned trial lawyers followed two weeks later by a one-day mock trial. This seminar is designed for attorneys working in the criminal or civil arena with little to no trial experience but a strong desire to become effective trial lawyers. Past participants commented that the seminar was "completely engaging and thought-provoking" and "entertaining, real-world skill development that every new lawyer should attend." 

Topics in the seminar include:
  • Trial Ethics
  • Trial Notebook and Organization
  • Objections and Motions in Limine
  • Voir Dire 
  • Opening and Closing Statements
  • Direct and Cross Examinations
Save the Date for TAP 2015
October 23-24, 2015 (Two-day seminar in Seattle and via webcast)
November 7, 2015 (TAP Mock Trial in Seattle)
November 14, 2015 (TAP Mock Trial in Spokane)

Unable to attend the seminar? Participate as a Volunteer Juror